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Life Isn't Binary : : on Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between

Barker, Meg-John, 1974- Book - 2019 305.3 Ba, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Social Science / Gender Studies / Barker, Meg-John 3 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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Call Number: 305.3 Ba, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Social Science / Gender Studies / Barker, Meg-John
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Traverwood Branch, Westgate Branch

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Downtown 2nd Floor 305.3 Ba Downtown Library On Shelf
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Nonfiction? submitted by chowcy on August 12, 2019, 4:28pm It was a strange experience reading this book. It was structured academically with titles and subheadings, and references at the end of each chapter, but all in all, the book felt very subjective and philosophical. Every now and then, the authors would offer up personal anecdotes, which although interesting and authentic, were offered in this book as ways to support their points. The authors also cited themselves a lot in their references. The book is interspersed with unnecessary "why don't you take a break and breathe a bunch" pages that invite readers to stop and stretch and take deep breaths, which doesn't have anything to do with the book itself. It is as if the readers are children who do not know how to stop reading a book and resume when they want to?

The organization of the book is also a bit confusing. It starts with binaries in gender and sexuality and then ends with discussing emotions and thinking. The structure just seemed to fall off after the first few chapters, and the authors kept saying things like "more on that later" which gave the impression of jumping back and forth and confusing me about where this book was going.
I want to support the authors but this book was bewildering to read.

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PUBLISHED
Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.
Year Published: 2019
Description: 237 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
1785924796
9781785924798

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Iantaffi, Alex.

SUBJECTS
Gender identity.
Gender expression.
Gender nonconformity.