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Testo Junkie : Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era
by Paul B. Preciado and Bruce Benderson




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This visionary book on gender and sexuality weaves together high theory and intimate memoir, with spectacular results--and the gendered body will never be the same again (Jack Halberstam).

What constitutes a real man or woman in the twenty-first century? Since birth control pills, erectile dysfunction remedies, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen were developed, biology is definitely no longer destiny.

In this penetrating analysis of gender, Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity are formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Michel Foucault's The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado's diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination.

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Overview

This visionary book on gender and sexuality weaves together high theory and intimate memoir, with spectacular results--and the gendered body will never be the same again (Jack Halberstam).

What constitutes a real man or woman in the twenty-first century? Since birth control pills, erectile dysfunction remedies, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen were developed, biology is definitely no longer destiny.

In this penetrating analysis of gender, Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity are formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Michel Foucault's The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado's diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781558618374
  • ISBN-10: 1558618376
  • Publisher: Feminist Press
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 432
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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