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Nobody Passes

Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity
(Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Nobody Passes


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Baker & Taylor
A collection of essays inspired by the issues presented in the award-winning movie TransAmerica and the HBO series Middle Sexes explores the modern world's notions of belonging, identity, and community, in an anthology that challenges counterculture perceptions and the ways in which acceptance standards are set. Original.

Perseus Publishing
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.
Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, has a history of editing anthologies based on brazen nonconformity and gender defiance. Mattilda sets out to ask the question, ?What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as 'real'.” The answers are as varied as the life experiences of the writers who tackle this urgent and essential topic.


Publisher Group West
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.
Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, has a history of editing anthologies based on brazen nonconformity and gender defiance. Mattilda sets out to ask the question, “What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as 'real'.” The answers are as varied as the life experiences of the writers who tackle this urgent and essential topic.


Statement of Responsibility: edited by Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore
Title: Nobody passes
rejecting the rules of gender and conformity
Publisher: Emeryville, CA :, Seal Press,, 2006
Characteristics: 354 p. ;,23 cm.
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  • PrimaGigi rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Some of the essays' (Friction Burn, Who's that wavin' That Flag?, Undermining Gender Regulations, Different Types of Hunger; are the few I liked) in this book are little jewel's of information, empathy and wit and will make you see and reevaluate the view of homosexuality, heterosexuality, sex and race, you have about yourself and the people around you. I do think it helps you have a clearer; more open-mind view about the judgments we make on ourselves.

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