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

Edited By

Ron Suresha

ISBN 9780415852746
Published August 7, 2015 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.