Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Bisexual Women

Understand the unique emotional dynamics of bisexual women's friendship relationships Prevailing attitudes toward bisexuality affect every aspect of a bisexual woman's emotional and sexual life. Bisexual Women: Friendship and Social Organization comprehensively explores the friendship relationships of bisexual women, and the ways that bisexuality shapes the friendship experience. This book fills a gap in the literature and research on bisexuality and friendship, presenting leading experts discussing the latest qualitative and quantitative studies on this rarely visited topic. This examination explains how the friendships of bisexual and bi-curious women can be affected by sexism, heterosexism, biphobia, and racism, as well as providing an insightful review of how bisexual women are portrayed in film and literature. Bisexual and bi-curious women often have a more diverse range of friendship experiences than heterosexual women. Bisexual Women: Friendship and Social Organization presents studies and personal essays to provide a comprehensive understanding of the patterns of various friendship relationships that exist because of--and in spite of--prevalent social attitudes about bisexuality. This extensive look details various aspects of bisexual women's relationships as well as society's biases and preconceived notions. Analysis of research explores the various effects that being bisexual has on the way women approach friendship, as well as how society views both bisexuality and relationships. Topics in Bisexual Women: Friendship and Social Organization include: * research into young women's emerging sexual orientation identity * types of friendships formed by bisexual women * how friendship experiences are shaped by sociopolitical attitudes * bisexual images in popular media * critique of the bisexual women's friendship literature * how heterosexism shapes platonic and erotic relationships * how bisexuality constricts social relationships * analysis of how sexual experiences influenced friendships * much more Bisexual Women: Friendship and Social Organization is insightful, important reading for psychologists, counselors, LGBT studies professionals, educators, and students.
Product Details

Table of Contents

About the Contributors Acknowledgments Introduction (M. Paz Galupo) RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES ON BISEXUAL WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIPS Young Women's Experiences Within Same-Sex Friendships: Discovering and Defining Bisexual and Bi-Curious Identity (Elizabeth M. Morgan and Elisabeth Morgan Thompson) Sexism, Heterosexism, and Biphobia: The Framing of Bisexual Women's Friendships (M. Paz Galupo) Girl Friend of Girlfriend?: Same Sex Friendship and Bisexual Images as a Context for Flexible Sexual Identity Among Young Women (Elisabeth Morgan Thompson) Challenge and Promise: The Study of Bisexual Women's Friendships (Julie R. Arseneau and Ruth E. Fassinger) PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES ON BISEXUAL WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIPS Fencing on Brokeback: Intersecting Bisexuality and Women's Friendship (Julie Estep) Invisible Cords and Ties That Bind: Queering Female Friendship (Shoshana Magnet) Playing with Pieces of Paper: The Impact of Non-Labeled Spaces on Relationships (Meaghan A. Overton) Relating the Personal Experiences of Bisexual Women to the Friendship Literature (Marcia L. Pearl) INVITED COMMENTARY Bisexual Women's Friendship Experiences: Challenging Identities, Challenging Friendships, Challenging Research (Jacqueline S. Weinstock) Index Reference Notes Included

How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Bisexual Women: Friendship and Social Organization on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by, Inc.
Back to top