List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Rethinking Gender Desire, Pleasure, and Romance: Postfeminism and Other Seductions The Beauty Dilemma: Gendered Bodies and Aesthetic Judgement Gendered Cyber-Bodies: The Dilemma of Technological 'Existenz' Queer Spaces in a Straight World: The Dilemmas of Sexual Identity No Laughing Matter... Or Is It? The Serio-Comic Side of Gender Conclusion Notes References Index
KERRY MALLAN is Professor in Education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She co-edited Youth Cultures: Texts, Images, and Identities (2003), an IRSCL Honour Book. Her most recent book, New World Orders in Contemporary Children's Literature: Utopian Transformations (2008), is co-authored with Clare Bradford, John Stephens, and Robyn McCallum.