Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives is the first of its kind, a collection congregated around the identities, practices, and analytics of asexuality. Asexuality has come to flourish as a sexual identity category over the course of the last decade. This has been marked, most notably, by the advent of the asexual movement and the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)—an international online community in existence since 2001 and numbering over seventy-thousand members;1 the 2004 landmark study by psychologist Anthony Bogaert, which operationalized it as “having no attraction for males or females” (281); and the popularization of asexuality by various media, including many major newspapers and American talk shows. As Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks, the editors of Asexualities, assert, it is clear that “the time has come to recognize . . . that asexual people exist . . ....
Asexuals against the Cis-Tem!
Ela Przybylo works on bodies as they move in and out of pleasure, desire, and erotic practice. In particular, her work on asexuality has appeared in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Sexualities, Psychology and Sexuality, and Feminism and Psychology. She is also the coeditor of a special issue of English Studies in Canada (ESC) titled “Hysteria Manifest: Cultural Lives of a Great Disorder.” Ela is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist, and Women's Studies at York University.
Ela Przybylo; Asexuals against the Cis-Tem!. TSQ 1 November 2016; 3 (3-4): 653–660. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/23289252-3545347
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