Bisexuality in Europe offers an accessible and diverse overview of research on bisexuality and bi+ people in Europe, providing a foundation for theorising and empirical work on plurisexual orientations and identities, and the experiences and realities of people who desire more than one sex or gender

Counteracting the predominance of work on bisexuality based in Ango-American contexts, this collection of fifteen contributions from both early-career and more senior academics reflects the current state of research in Europe on bisexuality and people who desire more than one sex or gender. The book is structured around three interlinked themes that resonate well with the international research frontiers of bisexual theorising: bisexual citizenship, intimate relationships, and bisexual+ identities. This book is the first of its kind in bringing together research from various European countries including Austria, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Scandinavian countries, as well as from Europe as a wider geographical region.. Topics include pansexual identity, non-monogomies, asylum seekers and youth cultures.

This is an essential collection for students, early career researchers, and more senior academics in Gender Studies, LGBTQI Studies and Sexuality Studies.

chapter 1|17 pages

Bisexuality in Europe

Introduction to the field and this book
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part I|64 pages

Sexual citizenship

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chapter 3|15 pages

The bisexual movement in the Netherlands

Developments and experiences of key bi activists since the 1990s
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part II|63 pages

Romantic relationships

chapter 7|15 pages

Bisexual women and monogamy

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chapter 8|16 pages

“I think that I’m not a relationship person”

Bisexual women’s accounts of (internalised) binegativity in non-monogamous relationship narratives
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chapter 9|15 pages

Plurisexualities and consensual non-monogamies

Challenging normativities in Italy
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part III|61 pages

Bi+ identities

chapter 10|14 pages

Forms of bisexual injustice

Bi, being, and becoming a knower
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chapter 12|14 pages

The invisibility of bisexual and pansexual bodies

Sexuality, appearance norms, and visual identities
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chapter 13|16 pages

Concluding remarks

Proposing future directions
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