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My Dangerous Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home (Series Q)

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Amber L. Hollibaugh is a lesbian sex radical, ex-hooker, incest survivor, gypsy child, poor-white-trash, high femme dyke. She is also an award-winning filmmaker, feminist, Left political organizer, public speaker, and journalist. My Dangerous Desires presents over twenty years of Hollibaughandrsquo;s writing, an introduction written especially for this book, and five new essays including andldquo;A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home,andrdquo; andldquo;My Dangerous Desires,andrdquo; and andldquo;Sexuality, Labor, and the New Trade Unionism.andrdquo;

and#9;In looking at themes such as the relationship between activism and desire or how sexuality can be intimately tied to oneandrsquo;s class identity, Hollibaugh fiercely and fearlessly analyzes her own political development as a response to her unique personal history. She explores the concept of labeling and the associated issues of categories such as butch or femme, transgender, bisexual, top or bottom, drag queen, b-girl, or drag king. The volume includes conversations with other writers, such as Deirdre English, Gayle Rubin, Jewelle Gomez, and Cherrandiacute;e Moraga. From the groundbreaking article andldquo;What Weandrsquo;re Rollinandrsquo; Around in Bed Withandrdquo; to the radical andldquo;Sex Work Notes: Some Tensions of a Former Whore and a Practicing Feminist,andrdquo; Hollibaugh charges ahead to describe her reality, never flinching from the truth. Dorothy Allisonandrsquo;s moving foreword pays tribute to a life lived in struggle by a working-class lesbian who, like herself, refuses to suppress her dangerous desires.

and#9;Having informed many of the debates that have become central to gay and lesbian activism, Hollibaughandrsquo;s work challenges her readers to speak, write, and record their desiresandmdash;especially, perhaps, the most dangerous of themandmdash;andldquo;in order for us all to survive.andrdquo;

Synopsis:

Writings of a pioneering femme lesbian sex radical.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

“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 Bérubé
“At a time when the once-fire of the gay and lesbian movement is being extinguished by the seduction of middle class acceptability, Amber Hollibaugh raises her voice in an equally-seductive cry of queer resistance. My Dangerous Desires is a history book of one of our most faithful freedom fighters, told in the story of her own sexual-spiritual survival. Informed as much by the Civil Rights Movement as the Stonewall Rebellion, Amber Hollibaugh’s politic is one first forged in the bedrooms, the bar rooms and the back rooms of the working poor. A generation later, they are not forgotten; this book remains a living testimony for those unknown and untold by the gay and lesbian movement. Gracias, Amber.”—Cherrie Moraga, author of Loving in the War Years
“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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822326199
Foreword:
Allison, Dorothy
Author:
Allison, Dorothy
Editor:
Michele Ainabarale
Author:
Goldberg, Jonathan
Author:
Moon, Michael
Author:
le Aina Barale
Author:
Hollibaugh
Author:
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky
Author:
le Aina
Author:
Barale, Mich&egrave
Author:
Hollibaugh, Amber L.
Author:
Mich&egrave
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Location:
Durham, NC
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Lesbian feminism
Subject:
Lesbians -- United States.
Subject:
Lesbians -- United States -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Series Q
Series Volume:
[29]
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 photographs
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.75x6.11x.76 in. .95 lbs.

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Writings of a pioneering femme lesbian sex radical.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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