Bi Perspectives on Kinsey, in hardcover — now in print!

Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C Kinsey,

a 2008 Lambda Literary Award finalist

in an archival hardcover edition — now in print!

Bi Perspectives on Kinsey, hardcover trade edition cover

Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey

Edited by Ron J. Suresha

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  • ISBN: 978-0-415-87175-4
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Published by: Routledge
  • Publication Date: 16th November 2009
  • Pages: 168

In her Bisexuality Examiner article “Best bisexual books of 2008: non-fiction,” from Sheela Lambert:

4. Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey

Eccentric, yet excellent, anthology looks back at the influence of Kinsey on the understanding of bisexuality and his influence on the contributing authors. Besides the more academic chapters, there is Mike Szymanski’s investigation into the Kinsey movie’s portrayal of bisexuality with director & actor interviews; an interview with T.C. Boyle author of Inner Circle, a novel based on the life of Kinsey and his inner circle of colleagues; editor Ron Suresha’s pilgrimage to Kinsey’s Bloomington with photos of the Kinsey Institute, Kinsey’s home and his gravesite; and a short story that follows a single copy of the Kinsey Report as it interconnects lives in different time periods from the report’s release to present day.

Description: The books commonly known as the Kinsey Report were Dr Alfred C. Kinsey’s monumental scientific publishing achievement in 1948, often compared to the atomic bomb for its impact on the American public. On the sexagennial anniversary of the publication of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, this book focuses on Alfred C. Kinsey’s work and life. Sixteen chapters consider the Kinsey legacy, tracing the development of modern American bisexuality, and posing an intriguing and illuminating look at many aspects of bisexuality in Kinsey’s life as depicted and lived in popular biographical culture and media. Contributors to this stellar collection of outstanding writing include a member of Kinsey’s original research team, Dr Paul H. Gebhard, PhD, as well as leading names in the fields of sex research, GLBTIQA activism, and bisexual writing. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Bisexuality.

Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.