Jenseits von Männlichkeit – Essays im Netz

Beyond Masculinity. Essays by queer men on gender and politics – das sieht verdammt gut aus: Schickes Design, Kommentar- und Suchfunktion, und sowohl auf der Website als auch als PDF lesbar; außerdem sind die Texte als MP3 und Podcast erhältlich. Wow! Und das Thema ist auch spannend, es geht nämlich um Männlichkeiten im Kontext progressiver Geschlechter- und Sexualitätenpolitik.

Beyond Masculinity is a groundbreaking collection of 22 provocative essays on sexuality, gender, and politics — all written by gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer men. Part audiobook, part-blog, and part-anthology, brings together a smart, diverse group of queer male writers all critically examining maleness and the construction of masculinity and gender norms for men. Contributions focus on five key areas: Desire, Sex and Sexuality; Negotiating Identities; Queer Feminist Politics; Beyond Binary Gender; and Transforming Masculinity.

Did we mention that it’s free?
That’s right – you don’t need to pay a dime. With the click of a button, you have at your fingertips not only the 22 essays included in this project, but also audio recordings of most authors reading their essays! And, on top of all that, we’ve provided PDF versions that more closely resemble traditional book publications for educators to use in the classroom. You’re welcome! And, yea, we accept donations.

Putting the Internet to work.
Beyond Masculinity was originally conceived in 2005 as a traditional published anthology featuring essays from queer male writers, activists, and scholars. But we realized that by publishing online, we could reach a much wider audience at a lower cost – all without knocking down any trees! Even better, new technology allows users to interact with online material like never before. You like that essay? Comment on it! Built on the back of MovableType’s powerful blogging software, this site makes space for your voice as readers, too. It’s called Web 2.0 – make the most of it!

Gutes Thema, zeitgemäße Umsetzung: It’s queer, it’s green, I like it ;-)