chapter  1
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Bisexual Landscapes

I have spent almost ten years thinking about the relationships among feminist theory, queer theory, and bisexuality, inspired initially by what I perceived to be an absence of literature engaging substantively with the subject. To a certain extent this remains true today: con­ sideration of bisexuality has not generated anything like the volume of w ork on feminist, or lesbian and gay, subjects, despite the boom in the publishing industry of titles addressing gender and sexuality in various ways. This chapter is an attempt to come to grips with w hat it is that makes bisexuality, as an object as well as subject of inquiry, so difficult to address in empirical, theoretical, representational, and political terms, despite the fact that in our everyday lives bisexual behavior is anything but a rarity.