Countersexual Manifesto

Countersexual Manifesto


  • Author : Paul B. Preciado
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231548687


Countersexual Manifesto Book Description :

Countersexual Manifesto is an outrageous yet rigorous work of trans theory, a performative literary text, and an insistent call to action. Seeking to overthrow all constraints on what can be done with and to the body, Paul B. Preciado offers a provocative challenge to even the most radical claims about gender, sexuality, and desire. Preciado lays out mock constitutional principles for a countersexual revolution that will recognize genitalia as technological objects and offers step-by-step illustrated instructions for dismantling the heterocentric social contract. He calls theorists such as Derrida, Foucault, Butler, and Haraway to task for not going nearly far enough in their attempts to deconstruct the naturalization of normative identities and beha...

Countersexual Manifesto

Countersexual Manifesto


  • Author : Paul B. Preciado
  • Publisher : Critical Life Studies
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Gender identity
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0231175620


Countersexual Manifesto Book Description :

Countersexual Manifesto is an outrageous yet rigorous work of trans theory, a performative literary text, and an insistent call to action. Seeking to overthrow all constraints on what can be done with and to the body, Paul B. Preciado offers a provocative challenge to even the most radical claims about gender, sexuality, and desire. Preciado lays out mock constitutional principles for a countersexual revolution that will recognize genitalia as technological objects and offers step-by-step illustrated instructions for dismantling the heterocentric social contract. He calls theorists such as Derrida, Foucault, Butler, and Haraway to task for not going nearly far enough in their attempts to deconstruct the naturalization of normative identities and beha...

Countersexual Manifesto

Countersexual Manifesto


  • Author : Paul B. Preciado
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0231175639


Countersexual Manifesto Book Description :

Countersexual Manifesto is an outrageous yet rigorous work of trans theory, a performative literary text, and an insistent call to action. Seeking to overthrow all constraints on what can be done with and to the body, Paul B. Preciado offers a provocative challenge to even the most radical claims about gender, sexuality, and desire. Preciado lays out mock constitutional principles for a countersexual revolution that will recognize genitalia as technological objects and offers step-by-step illustrated instructions for dismantling the heterocentric social contract. He calls theorists such as Derrida, Foucault, Butler, and Haraway to task for not going nearly far enough in their attempts to deconstruct the naturalization of normative identities and beha...

Testo Junkie

Testo Junkie


  • Author : Paul B. Preciado
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release Date : 2013-09-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781558618381


Testo Junkie Book Description :

What constitutes a "real" man or woman in the twenty-first century? Since birth control pills, erectile dysfunction remedies, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen were developed, biology is definitely no longer destiny. In this penetrating analysis of gender, Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity are formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Michel Foucault's The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado's diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination....

Pornotopia

Pornotopia


  • Author : Paul Preciado
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781942130260


Pornotopia Book Description :

Published for the first time in 1953, Playboy was not only the first pornographic popular magazine in America; it also came to embody an entirely new lifestyle through the construction of a series of utopian multimedia spaces — from the Playboy Mansion and fictional Playboy’s Penthouse of 1959 to the Playboy Clubs and hotels appearing around the world in the 1960s. Simultaneously, the invention of the contraceptive pill provided access to a biochemical technique that separated (hetero) sexuality and reproduction. Addressing these concurrent cultural shifts, Paul Preciado investigates the strategic relationships between space, gender, and sexuality in popular sites related to the production and consumption of pornography that have tended to reside...

An Apartment on Uranus

An Apartment on Uranus


  • Author : Paul B. Preciado
  • Publisher : Semiotext(e)
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635901139


An Apartment on Uranus Book Description :

A “dissident of the gender-sex binary system” reflects on gender transitioning and political and cultural transitions in technoscientific capitalism. Uranus, the frozen giant, is the coldest planet in the solar system as well as a deity in Greek mythology. It is also the inspiration for uranism, a concept coined by the writer Karl Heinrich Ulrich in 1864 to define the “third sex” and the rights of those who “love differently.” Following Ulrich, Paul B. Preciado dreams of an apartment on Uranus where he might live beyond existing power, gender and racial strictures invented by modernity. “My trans condition is a new form of uranism,” he writes. “I am not a man. I am not a woman. I am not heterosexual. I am not homosexual. I am not bi...

Trans

Trans


  • Author : Jack Halberstam
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520292697


Trans Book Description :

This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more. In the last decade, public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. However, with this increased visibility has come not just power, but regulation, both in favor of and against trans people. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism and political recognition. What happened in the last few decades to prompt such an extensive rethinking of our understanding of gendered embodiment? How did a stigmatized identity become so central to U.S. and European articulations of self? A...

The Body in French Queer Thought from Wittig to Preciado

The Body in French Queer Thought from Wittig to Preciado


  • Author : Elliot Evans
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429632433


The Body in French Queer Thought from Wittig to Preciado Book Description :

The Body in French Queer Thought from Wittig to Preciado: Queer Permeability identifies a common concern in French queer works for the materiality of the body, arguing for a return to the body as fundamental to queer thought and politics, from HIV onwards. The emergence of queer theory in France offers an opportunity to re-evaluate the state of queer thought more widely: what matters to queer theory today? The energy of queer thinking in France – grounded in activist groups and galvanised by recent hostility towards same-sex marriage and gay parenting – has reignited queer debates. Examining Paul B. Preciado’s experimentation with theory and pharmaceutical testosterone; Monique Wittig’s exploration of the body through radically innovative lan...

Transgender Rights

Transgender Rights


  • Author : Paisley Currah
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0816643121


Transgender Rights Book Description :

"Transgender Rights packs a surprising amount of information into a small space. Offering spare, tightly executed essays, this slim volume nonetheless succeeds in creating a spectacular, well-researched compendium of the transgender movement." -Law Library Journal Over the past three decades, the transgender movement has gained visibility and achieved significant victories. Discrimination has been prohibited in several states, dozens of municipalities, and more than two hundred private companies, while hate crime laws in eight states have been amended to include gender identity. Yet prejudice and violence against transgender people remain all too common. With analysis from legal and policy experts, activists and advocates, Transgender Rights assesses...

Burn It Down

Burn It Down


  • Author : Breanne Fahs
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788735384


Burn It Down Book Description :

In this landmark collection spanning three centuries and four waves of feminist activism and writing, Burn It Down! is a testament to what is possible when women are driven to the edge. The manifesto raging and wanting, quarreling and provocative has always been central to feminism, and it's the angry, brash feminism we need now. Collecting over 75 manifestos from around the world, Burn It Down! is a rallying cry and a call to action. Among this quarrelsome sisterhood, you'll find- Breanne Fahs argues that we need manifestos in all their urgent rawness their insistence that we have to act now, that we must face this, that the bleeding edge of rage and defiance is where new ideas are born....