My Dangerous Desires-PB

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November 2000



The author--a lesbian, sex radical, ex-hooker, feminist, leftist organizer, and award-winning filmmaker--presents over 20 years of her writings and five new essays, including "A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home". She looks at themes such as the relationship between activism and desire and how sexuality is tied to one's class identity. 41 photos.


A queer girl dreaming her way home Sexuality and the state: The defeat of the Briggs Initiative and beyond. An interview with Amber Hollibaugh What we're rollin' around in bed with: Sexual silences in feminism - a conversation toward ending them Desire for the future: Radical hope in passion and danger The right to rebel Talking sex: A conversation on sexuality and feminism Opposite sex: Lesbians and gay men talk about each other's sexuality Femme fables Sympathy of the blood Strategies for freedom Sex work notes: Some tensions of a former whore and a practising feminist Lesbianism is not a condom Transmission, transmission, where's the transmission? Lesbian denial and lesbian leadership in the AIDS epidemic: Bravery and fear in the construction of a lesbian geography of risk Sexuality, labor and the new trade unionism: A conversation with Amber Hollibaugh and Nikhil Pal Singh A grande dame: The femme interview My dangerous desires: Falling in love with stones butches, passing women and girls (who are guys) who catch my eye


Amber Hollibaugh has been a political activist for over thirty years. The documentary film she coproduced and directed, "The Heart of the Matter, " won the Freedom of Expression award at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. Among her health education work, she founded and directed the Lesbian AIDS Project at Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York, for which she won the Dr. Susan M. Love Award for Achievement in Women's Health. She has written for, among others, "The Nation, Socialist Review, NY Native, " and the "Village Voice.""My Dangerous Desires" is her first book.


"[a] stunning collection of essays ...This provocative, challenging collection could become a feminist classic."--Publishers Weekly "I welcome you to my friend's essays, to the unique sharp-eyed glance of a woman who had to fight to be able to say, 'I want.' In Amber's life, desire has been made sacred. Whether she is writing about the female body, the femme psyche, or the fearful need to admit desire itself, Amber has vindicated all our lives." - Dorothy Allison, from the Foreword "So for many years I led a double life: working as a Left political organizer, filmmaker, and writer during the day while supporting myself as a Vegas stripper and, as a young woman, earning a living through prostitution. As a dyke in the Left before Stonewall and a high femme lesbian during the growth of lesbian feminism, my erotic yearnings were often in direct opposition to the very political movements I was committed to creating." - Amber Hollibaugh "Amber Hollibaugh is a brilliant activist intellectual from trailer park America.Her particular queer working-class life has taught her the skills, risks and pleasures of radically changing society - and social movements - from their despised edges. We're lucky she hasn't kept this dangerous knowledge a secret. For years her written and spoken words have made history. Now we have them all in a book that belongs in the toolbox of every working person. Pick it up and put it to work." - Allan Berube
EAN: 9780822326199
ISBN: 0822326191
Untertitel: 'Series Q'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2000
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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