Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal
A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminismWhy 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... show more
A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminismWhy 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 deftly unpacks what the pop superstar symbolizes, to whom and why. The result is a provocative manifesto of creative mayhem, a roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, that holds Lady Gaga as an exemplar of a new kind of feminism that privileges gender and sexual fluidity. Part handbook, part guidebook, and part sex manual, Gaga Feminism is the first book to take seriously the collapse of heterosexuality and find signposts in the wreckage to a new and different way of doing sex and gender.
Publish date: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Beacon Press
Pages no: 157
Edition language: English
, Gender Studies
A transgender writer on gender and queer theory. This is a lecture. And part of it is related to the book. It is interesting. it might run into problem of being speaking on those who already "know" Gaga. But then it should please Monsters.
I won this through the goodreads first-reads program. Not sure what to say about this one. It's really all over the place. It needed to be much more focused and I don't think it's as accessible to the general public as they intended it to be. Maybe it would make more sense if you were already famili...
I should note that while I admire Lady Gaga for her stand on various issues, in particular the current stand she is making about body type, the only song of hers I really like is "Bad Romance".So this book is suppose to be about Gaga Feminism which as far as I cann tell for the 3/4 of the book I rea...