Sunday, February 6, 2011

New Paper: New Orientations: Asexuality and Its Implications for Theory and Practice

Cerankowski, K. J. & Milks, M. New Orientations: Asexuality and Its Implications for Theory and Practice, Feminist Studies, 36, 650-664.

It seems that articles in this particular journal don't have abstracts, but there is a (publicly accessible) description of it in preface to the issue:
In heir ambitious commentary, “New Orientations: Asexuality and Its Implications for Theory and Practice,” Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks make the case that “asexuality”–the inability or unwillingness to experience sexual desire–needs a place in scholarly inquiry and radical politics. The small but growing international community of people who identify as asexuals has recently gained media attention; it projects varying visions of asexuality as a conscious decision or as an innate condition. Cerankowski and Milks strive to go beyond important efforts in social psychology to de-pathologize asexuality, suggesting that serious engagement
with asexuals and asexuality will transform both feminist and queer studies

1 comment:

amaresu said...

I've actually gone and bought a subscription to that journal so I could read the article. I figured paying $40 for a year was better than $10 for one article. At the very least I'm sure I'll be able to find 3 other articles of interest.

Haven't read it yet, but I will shortly.