At the Borders of Queer Nation:
issues of bisexual identity in sexual identity politics
- I am. - Prologue
- What is?
- Voices 1
- Voices 2
- What is bisexuality?
- Voices 3
- Question of use
- Short spat
- Ragged edges
- Bisexual voices
- Round squares: the new category
- Can you?
- But, one for all?
- Mutts and links
- The Moon Group
- Why speak.
- He said. - Epilogue
This was a paper i wrote for an anthropology
class dealing with the politics of culture
. The theory
that this was written within is mainly about nationalities and the creation of national identity. It also refers frequently to particular articles we read in the class, and i will try to clarify these references as i go.
There are a few sections where i let quotes from various sources stand on their own. This is not to say that i unconditionally agree with any of these statements, especially as many of them have been strung together with others that oppose them. I mean for them to be taken as voices engaged in definition, and also possibly to develop or illustrate a point made in accompanying text. Also, some of them are funny! So bear with me.
Since i have lived a bit outside of the context that this paper originated in, some of it is no longer exactly my opinion, and i will be expanding and amending parts of it. Please /msg me if there are any points you think should be clarified or further supported.
My secret motive here is to bring the level of discussion up a bit. I ask that if you have arguments with the points presented herein, you either research them as thoroughly as i did this paper and phrase them nonconfrontationally, or put them in a separate node, in order to preserve the flow of this nodestring.
Thank you Everything, i love you!
(v. 1.0: to Pauline and the Moon Group.
v. 1.1: to "Out" Everythingians of all stripes, and others.)