In this Book

summary

The United States, and the West in general, has always organized society along bipolar lines. We are either gay or straight, male or female, white or not, disabled or not.

In recent years, however, America seems increasingly aware of those who defy such easy categorization. Yet, rather than being welcomed for the challenges that they offer, people living the gap are often ostracized by all the communities to which they might belong. Bisexuals, for instance, are often blamed for spreading AIDS to the heterosexual community and are regarded with suspicion by gays and lesbians. Interracial couples are rendered invisible through monoracial recordkeeping that confronts them at school, at work, and on official documents. In Hybrid, Ruth Colker argues that our bipolar classification system obscures a genuine understanding of the very nature of subordination. Acknowledging that categorization is crucial and unavoidable in a world of practical problems and day-to-day conflicts, Ruth Colker shows how categories can and must be improved for the good of all.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1. Introduction: Living the Gap
  2. pp. 1-14
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. A Bi Jurisprudence
  2. pp. 15-38
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Sexual Orientation
  2. pp. 39-86
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. Gender
  2. pp. 87-120
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. Race
  2. pp. 121-162
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. Disability
  2. pp. 163-194
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 7. Bipolar Injustice: The Moral Code
  2. pp. 195-232
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 8. Invisible Hybrids under the U.S. Census
  2. pp. 233-248
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 249-294
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 295-300
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Back Cover
  2. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9780814772195
Related ISBN
9780814715383
MARC Record
OCLC
45843999
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-31
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.