Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

Category: Book
By (author): Bergman, S. Bear
By (author): Bornstein, Kate
  QUEER & TRANS / Non-Fiction
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies / Gay Studies
Publisher: Seal Press
Published: August 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.00in
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Gender Outlaw, by trans author Kate Bornstein, became a key book in unpacking queer and transgender lives in the mid-1990s. Seventeen years later, Bornstein together with writer and artist S. Bear Bergman, released Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, a collection of essays, poetry, conversations and comics in a volume that challenges traditional notions of gender and embraces a spectrum of possibility in gendered identities. The diverse contributors in Gender Outlaws challenge the presentation of trans narratives as a journey from man to woman or vice versa by embracing identities combining both genders – or neither – and illustrate there is no one trans identity, but that trans* identities are influenced by ongoing intersections with race, class, sexuality and lived experiences. Social pressures impose an oversimplified gender binary on us all, but Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation reminds us that resistance is possible and collectively we are far more than we have been told we are.

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*In the 15 years since the release of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein's groundbreaking challenge to gender ideology, transgender narratives have made their way from the margins to the mainstream and back again. Today's transgenders and other sex/gender radicals are writing a drastically new world into being. In Gender Outlaws, Bornstein, together with writer, raconteur, and theater artist S. Bear Bergman, collects and contextualizes the work of this generation's trans and genderqueer forward thinkers - new voices from the stage, on the streets, in the workplace, in the bedroom, and on the pages and websites of the world's most respected mainstream news sources. Gender Outlaws includes essays, commentary, comic art, and conversations from a diverse group of trans-spectrum people who live and believe in barrier-breaking lives.
Biographical NoteKate Bornstein is an author, playwright and performance artist. Kate's plays and performance pieces include Strangers in Paradox, Hidden: A Gender, The Opposite Sex Is Neither, Virtually Yours, and y2kate: gender virus 2000. Kate's books are taught in over 120 colleges and universities around the world, and ze has performed hir work live on college campuses as well as in theaters and performance spaces across the USA, in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria. Kate lives in New York, NY. S. Bear Bergman is a writer, a theater artist, an instigator, a gender-jammer, and a good example of what happens when you overeducate a contrarian. Ze is the creator of three award-winning solo performances, as well as a frequent contributor to anthologies on all manner of topics. Bear lives in Ontario, Canada.