Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity


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SKU: 9781580051842 Category:
Author: Bernstein Sycamore, Matthew
Publication Date: 12/01/2006
Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book


An anthology exploring the act of passing-as the “right” gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, body type, ethnicity, and beyond Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of “passing.” In a pass/fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for transformation that might create.