on the Life and Work
of Alfred C. Kinsey
a 2008 Lambda Literary Award finalist
in an archival hardcover edition — now in print!
Edited by Ron J. Suresha
ISBN: 978-0-415-87175-4 • Hardback • 168 pages
Routledge • Published 11/16/09
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.
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.
— Sheela Lambert, Bisexuality Examiner: “Best bisexual books of 2008: non-fiction”
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