This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges; PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms; PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories; PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries; PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality); PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements; and PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation.
Chapter 39: Non-Binary Sexualities: The Language of Desire, Practice, and Embodiment
Non-Binary Sexualities: The Language of Desire, Practice, and Embodiment
Non-binary people are those who identify as having: two genders, no gender, a neutral gender, or a political gender, and might describe their identity with labels such as genderqueer, agender, bigender, pangender, neutrois, etc. (Nestle et al., 2002; Barker and Richards, 2015). The term transgender or trans is an umbrella term that is often used to describe individuals who do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. As such, non-binary people are typically included within the trans umbrella, as over a third of trans-identifying people also identity as non-binary (James et al., 2016). However, it should not ...