Sexuality delivers the goods, making the history and theory of sexuality downright sexy ... I learned more in one session with this book than I've figured out in a lifetime.' Christine Burns MBE, author of Trans Britain
They're back! Writer Meg-John Barker and artist Jules Scheele once again team up in this cheeky and informative comic-book follow-up to Queer and Gender.
Sex is everywhere. It's in the stories we love - and the stories we fear. It defines who we are and our place in society ... at least we're told it ought to.
Sex and sexuality can seem like a house of horrors, full of monsters and potential pitfalls. We often live with fear, shame and frustration when it comes to our own sexuality, and with judgement when it comes to others'. Sex advice manuals, debates over sex work and stories of sexual "dysfunction" only add to our anxiety.
With compassion, humour, erudition and a touch of the erotic, Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele shine a light through the darkness and unmask the monsters.
'The art introduces a set of reoccurring characters, tongue-in-cheek references to the Scooby-Doo gang, who journey through a haunted house confronting and unmasking the villains: patriarchy, white supremacy, ableism, and capitalism personified ... The sum: accessible, compassionate reading for readers wanting to think more deeply about sex, society, and how they intersect.' Publishers Weekly
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 254 x 177 mm
'Don't be a snob about the graphic format, Sexuality delivers the goods, making the history and theory of sexuality downright sexy. Following the fact-packed formula of the previous books on Queer and Gender I learned more in one session with this book than I've figured out in a lifetime.'-- Christine Burns MBE, author of Trans Britain:Our Journey from the Shadows
'A whistle-stop tour of our understanding of human sexuality through history, from the power dynamics of sodomy in the ancient world via the centuries-old stereotype of feminine passivity to scientific studies by the likes of Freud and Kinsey, indicates sexuality's shifting nature ... an erudite, eye-opening primer on our "fluid and ever unfolding" identities.' -- Foreword Reviews
'A very informative and inclusive look at sexuality throughout history. ... This is a must have for teens and up. The way sex and sexuality is discussed in this graphic novel is a good baseline for how sex-ed and discussions about these topics should be handled. I will absolutely be adding this to my library's collection as well as my own personal bookshelf.'-- Gabriel Jayroe, Peabody Institute Library
'The latest offering from Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele is just as fantastic as their first book: Queer: A Graphic History. Full of quotes from experts and wonderful illustrations, I cannot recommend this book enough.'-- Annie Carl, The Neverending Bookshop
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