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Book Title: Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme|
Date of issue: May 3rd 2011
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The author of the book: Ivan E. Coyote
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 711 KB
Edition: Arsenal Pulp Press
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In the twenty-first century, the definitions of "butch" and "femme" have evolved and expanded along with other LGBT identities. Some twenty years after the publication of Joan Nestle's groundbreaking The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader, Persistence features leading queer authors and thinkers reflecting on what butch and femme mean to them today.
The book is the result of an ongoing conversation between butch writer and storyteller Ivan E. Coyote, and gender researcher and femme dynamo Zena Sharman; both had found solace in and been shaped by Nestle's book during their own coming out adventures. Contributors such as Jewelle Gomez (The Gilda Stories), Thea Hillman (Intersex), S. Bear Bergman (Butch is a Noun), Chandra Mayor (All the Pretty Girls), Amber Dawn (Sub Rosa), Anna Camilleri (Brazen Femme), Debra Anderson, Jeanne Cordova, Michael V. Smith, and Zoe Whittall explore the parameters of gender identity in the context of butch and femme: a raucous, insightful, sexy, and sometimes dangerous look at what the words butch and femme can mean in today's ever-shifting gender landscape, with one eye on the past and the other on what is to come.
Ivan E. Coyote is the author of seven books (including the novel Bow Grip, an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book) and a long-time muser on the trappings of the two-party gender system.
Zena Sharman is the assistant director of Canada's national Institute of Gender and Health.
Read information about the authorIvan Coyote was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. An award-winning author of six collections of short stories, one novel, three CD’s, four short films and a renowned performer, Ivan’s first love is live storytelling, and over the last thirteen years they have become an audience favourite at music, poetry, spoken word and writer’s festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam.
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