Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Queer Ideas/Queer Action)

Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Queer Ideas/Queer Action) Author J. Jack Halberstam
ISBN-10 0807010979
ISBN-13 9780807010976
Year 2013-09-03
Pages 184
Language English
Publisher Beacon Press
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A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty first century using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminismWhy are so many women single so many men resisting marriage and so many gays and lesbians having babies InGaga Feminism Sex Gender and the End of Normal J Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics in the last few decades This colorful landscape is populated by symbols and phenomena as varied as pregnant men late life lesbians SpongeBob SquarePants and queer families So how do we understand the dissonance between these real lived experiences and the heteronormative narratives that dominate popular media We can embrace the chaos With equal parts edge and wit Halberstam reveals how these symbolic ruptures open a critical space to embrace new ways of conceptualizing sex love and marriage Using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new era Halberstam deftly unpacks what the pop superstar symbolizes to whom and why The result is a provocative manifesto of creative mayhem a roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty first century that holds Lady Gaga as an exemplar of a new kind of feminism that privileges gender and sexual fluidity Part handbook part guidebook and part sex manual Gaga Feminismis the first book to take seriously the collapse of heterosexuality and find signposts in the wreckage to a new and different way of doing sex and gender

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