Nobody Passes

Nobody Passes

Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity

Book - 2006
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Publisher: Emeryville, CA : Seal Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9781580051842
1580051847
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein - Editor
Contents: Reaching too far : an introduction / Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore
All mixed up with no place to go : inhabiting mixed consciousness on the margins / Nico Dacumos
Friction burn : a nonfiction admission / Stacey May Fowles
Who's that wavin' that flag? : on the signs, stories, and strategies of the current immigrant rights movement / Jessica Hoffmann
Undermining gender regulation / Dean Spade
Passing last summer / Dominika Bednarska
Innocent victims and brave new laws : state protection and the battered women's movement / Priya Kandaswamy
Different types of hunger : finding my way through generations of Okie migration / Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
What I learned from being G minus in the world of homohop commerce / Ralowe T. Ampu
No longer just American / Stephanie Abraham
The end of genderqueer / Rocko Bulldagger
My kind of cruising / Liz Rosenfeld
Pino's father / Tommi Avicolli Mecca
Trans-portation / Terre Thaemlitz
Melchizedek's three rings / Carole McDonnell
Behind these mascaraed eyes : passing life in prison / Nikki Lee Diamond
Race haunted, otherwise / Eric Stanley
Why Mahmud can't be a pilot / Naeem Mohaiemen
F2mestizo / Logan Gutierrez-Mock
Persephone / Helen Boyd
Hat / Tucker Lieberman
"And then you cut your hair" : genderfucking on the femme side of the spectrum / Amy André and sandy Chang
Surface tensions / Jen Cross
Origins / Kirk Read
Lack of close friends or confidants / Jennifer Blowdryer
From hot pink to code pink : notes on passing for monolingual folk / Irina Contreras
Not quite queer / Benjamin Shepard.

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PrimaGigi Oct 09, 2011

Some of the essays' (Friction Burn, Who's that wavin' That Flag?, Undermining Gender Regulations, Different Types of Hunger; are the few I liked) in this book are little jewel's of information, empathy and wit and will make you see and reevaluate the view of homosexuality, heterosexuality, sex and race, you have about yourself and the people around you. I do think it helps you have a clearer; more open-mind view about the judgments we make on ourselves.

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