Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life

Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life

Marjorie Garber / Sep 17, 2019

Vice Versa Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life Gathering evidence from art literature history pop culture science and psychology Marjorie Garber offers a startling new take on the nature and influence of bisexuality in our culture Now in pap

  • Title: Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life
  • Author: Marjorie Garber
  • ISBN: 9780684824123
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gathering evidence from art, literature, history, pop culture, science, and psychology, Marjorie Garber offers a startling new take on the nature and influence of bisexuality in our culture Now in paperback The first important cultural study of bisexuality an instant classic The Boston Globe Books Bisexuality is about three centuries overdue neverthelessGathering evidence from art, literature, history, pop culture, science, and psychology, Marjorie Garber offers a startling new take on the nature and influence of bisexuality in our culture Now in paperback The first important cultural study of bisexuality an instant classic The Boston Globe Books Bisexuality is about three centuries overdue nevertheless, here it is a learned, witty study of how our curious culture has managed to get everything wrong about sex Gore Vidal

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    About "Marjorie Garber"

      • Marjorie Garber

        Marjorie B Garber born June 11, 1944 is a professor at Harvard University and the author of a wide variety of books, most notably ones about William Shakespeare and aspects of popular culture including sexuality.She wrote Vested Interests Cross Dressing and Cultural Anxiety, a ground breaking theoretical work on transvestitism s contribution to culture Other works include Sex and Real Estate Why We Love Houses, Academic Instincts, Vice Versa Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life, Shakespeare After All, and Dog Love which is not primarily about bestiality, except for one chapter titled Sex and the Single Dog.Her book Shakespeare After All Pantheon, 2004 was chosen one of Newsweek s ten best nonfiction books of the year, and was awarded the 2005 Christian Gauss Book Award from Phi Beta Kappa.She was educated at Swarth College B.A 1966 L.H.D 2004 and Yale University Ph.D 1969 from


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    1. I will now officially join the horde of college sophomore sorority girls who kissed a chica once in a bar and promptly added this book to their shelves. *sigh*Marjorie Garber is my workhorse. Does someone not believe cultural studies is a legitimate discipline? Enter Marjorie Garber. Does someone need a concrete example of discursive fields? Marjorie Garber. Need an accessible primer in how cultural studies should be done? MG. Tired of agreeing to sexuality's constant either/or constructions? MG [...]


    2. Exhaustively and meticulously researched. Garber's book presents historical and contemporary (through the early '90s) views of bisexuality. I continually struggled with what appears to be her contention that bisexuality *is* a problem, as opposed to being something that is a problem culturally. I kept thinking i was misreading her. But then she kept making statements to the effect of the former. And to me, bisexuality as an experience is, in some ways, pretty simple. Regardless, an extremely inf [...]


    3. Takes half the book to begrudgingly (!?) admit there's a difference between a person's gender identity and partner preference, pretends Freud is still relevant or okay, and ultimately can't get over the idea that bisexuality is some sort of Joycean riddle to be unlocked and solved/resolved. Put down the comp lit readers and just deal with the fact that some people of any gender date others of any gender. Also there's no need for it to be written so formally.


    4. I read this book when I was first learning about bisexuality, when I was just figuring out that I am bisexual and trying to decide what that meant for me. It was a huge book, with so much information, both informative and overwhelming.



    5. I must confess I've been reading this book for a very long time. It's very academic in tone and there were some sections I had to read multiple times to really understand what was on the page.



    6. This was a book that was struggling with what it wanted to be, and as a result, ended up poorly organized but interesting. Some parts are Bi history, which I found very very interesting, but other parts reflect that the author is definitely an English professor. There are long drawn out sections of literary analysis and criticism, examining the life and work of numerous bisexual authors, questioning their bisexuality and their work. Then there were sections of popular cultural discussion, keepin [...]


    7. This is a thought-provoking and comprehensive cultural study of bisexuality. The first chapter alone is worth the price of the book, with its theoretical (but accessible) definition of bisexuality, bi invisibility, and the problem of sexual identity politics rooted in a sexuality that is, by definition, fluid. Garber problematizes the word 'queer', examines schools and single-sex education, tackles what the myth of Tiresias teaches us, discusses the lives & loves of famous bisexuals like Vit [...]


    8. Gore Vidal's recommendation, right there on the cover of the paper edition, says it all. Dr. Garber (a Ph.D. not M.D.) writes well and covers her subject inside and out, primarily on the theme that human sexuality is so fluid categorization of a person as heterosexual, homosexual, or even bisexual simply confuses the issues and poorly serves the persons who "fit" the ersatz description. The sections on the Bloomsbury group, on Freud's embrace of the ideas of Fliess, on androgyny (vis-a-vis bisex [...]


    9. Incredible. Immensely readable and fascinating. All of this is still very relevant, even a couple of decades later - Garber's analysis is just super neat to read and doesn't lose its currency, particularly in an age where bisexuality is still discussed with hesitation and trying to pin people down. I love the argument that bisexuality is more of a narrative than an identity. Sexuality is such a weird, slippery thing, and Garber dissociates sexuality's practices, feelings, and identifications by [...]


    10. Bisexuality in literature, history, boarding schools, psychology, biology This book makes the invisible and marginialized visible. Every chapter added more to my list of books I need to read (and I've even gotten around to a few of them). It's definitely one I mean to re-read; I suffered informational overload the first time through.


    11. Probably deserves a 4, just was not on target with what I was hoping for. A long book, rather academic and heavy on history, but very approachable. Written in 1995, and sadly, many things that should have changed have not.



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