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Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey

1st Edition

Edited by Ron Suresha


168 pages

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The books commonly known as the Kinsey Report were Dr Alfred C. Kinsey’s monumental scientific publishing achievement in 1948, often compared to the atomic bomb for its impact on the American public. On the sexagennial anniversary of the publication of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, this book focuses on Alfred C. Kinsey’s work and life. Sixteen chapters consider the Kinsey legacy, tracing the development of modern American bisexuality, and posing an intriguing and illuminating look at many aspects of bisexuality in Kinsey’s life as depicted and lived in popular biographical culture and media.

Contributors to this stellar collection of outstanding writing include the final surviving member of Kinsey's original research team, Dr Paul H. Gebhard, PhD, as well as leading names in the fields of sex research, GLBTIQA activism, and bisexual writing.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Bisexuality and was a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Excellence in Bisexual Literature.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Ron Jackson Suresha Part 1 HISTORY AND METHODS 2. Kinsey and Beyond: Past, Present, and Future Considerations for Research on Male Bisexuality Brian Dodge, Michael Reece, and Paul H. Gebhard 3. Bisexuality in the Kinsey-Klein Continuum: An Interview With Kinsey Institute Scholar Dr. John Bancroft Jonathan Alexander and Ron Jackson Suresha 4. Kinsey and the Case for Bisexual Civil Rights: An Interview with Yale Legal Scholar Kenji Yoshino Ron Jackson Suresha and Jonathan Alexander 5. “Properly Placed before the Public”: Publication and Translation of the Kinsey Reports Ron Jackson Suresha Part 2 THE KINSEY FACTOR 6. Kinsey and the Politics of Bisexual Authenticity Jennifer E. Germon 7. The Kinsey Scale and the Pashtun: The Role of Culture in Measuring Sexual Orientation William E. Burleson 8. Kinsey, Bisexuality, and the Case Against Dualism Stephanie Fairyington 9. Encountering Kinsey Confidentially: A Sexagennial Walkabout of Kinsey’s Bloomington Ron Jackson Suresha 10. Daughter of Kinsey Carol Queen Part 3 BISEXUAL SOURCES AND MEDIA OUTLETS 11. Moving Closer to the Middle: Kinsey the Movie, and Its Rocky Road to Bisexual Acceptance Mike Szymanski 12. The Science of Sex: T. C. Boyle on his Inner Circle, Alfred Kinsey, and the Fine Line Between Fact and Fiction David L. Ulin 13. Between Red Covers (Fiction) Jay Neal 14. Let’s Read about (Bi)Sex: A Kinsey Bisexuality Reading/Viewing List Ron Jackson Suresha

About the Editor

Ron Jackson Suresha is a former board member of the Bisexual Resource Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and was recently named to the editorial board of the academic quarterly, Journal of Bisexuality, now published by Taylor & Francis. Suresha presented on this topic, Kinsey Zero through Sixty, at the 2008 University of Rhode Island - Kingston Symposium on GLBTQ (gay lesbian bisexual transgender and queer) issues. He has also authored or edited seven other books, including the groundbreaking non-fiction work, Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions, and the anthology Bi Men: Coming Out, a 2006 Lambda Literary Award finalist. Suresha lives in eastern coastal Connecticut with his husband.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies