Gaga Feminism

Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal

Author: Judith Halberstam
ISBN: 9780807010983

A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminism Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies?    In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics in the last few decades. This colorful landscape is populated by symbols and phenomena as varied as pregnant men, late-life lesbians, SpongeBob SquarePants, and queer families. So how do we understand the dissonance between these real lived experiences and the heteronormative narratives that dominate popular media? We can embrace the chaos! With equal parts edge and wit, Halberstam reveals how these symbolic ruptures open a critical space to embrace new ways of conceptualizing sex, love, and marriage.   Using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new era, Halberstam

Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 2012

Subjects: Social Science / Women's Studies, Social Science / Gender Studies, Social Science / Media Studies

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