Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity (Paperback)

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity By Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Editor) Cover Image
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An anthology exploring the act of passing-as the "right" gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, body type, ethnicity, and beyond

Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of "passing." In a pass/fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for transformation that might create.

About the Author

Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore is the author of a novel, Pulling Taffy, and the editor of three nonfiction anthologies. Most recently, Mattilda edited That's revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, a finalist for a 2005 Lambda Literary Award. Mattilda is an instigator with Gay Shame: A Virus in the System, a radical queer activist group that fights the monster of assimilation. The Austin Chronicle calls her "a cross between Tinkerbell and honky Malcolm X with a queer agenda."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781580051842
ISBN-10: 1580051847
Publisher: Seal Press
Publication Date: November 27th, 2006
Pages: 364
Language: English