Pansexuality: A Panopoly of Co-Constructed Narratives expertly weaves contemporary research on sexual and gender identity with personal narratives of individuals who have navigated social norms and constructs to carve out an understanding of their own sexuality. The text provides readers with an innovative and intimate lens through which they can begin to understand the dynamic nature of sexuality.
The text begins by providing readers with theoretical and historical context regarding nonbinary sexualities. The following chapters outline the methodologies the author used to support and generate new research on pansexuality--including one-on-one interviews, collage, transcript poetry, and a qualitative survey--and the results of that research. Eleven chapters highlight the personal stories of individuals who identify as pansexual and other nonbinary sexualities, summarizing important experiences, defining moments, the meanings they attach to sexuality and gender, and observations they have made over the years, testimony gleaned from the author's interviews with them.
Embodying modern research that explores the fluidity of gender and sexual identity, Pansexuality is an illuminating text that is well suited for courses in gender studies, human sexuality, and sociology.
Karen Morgaine earned her Ph.D. in social work and social research from Portland State University. She is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Sociology at California State University, Northridge, where she teaches courses in community organizing, social movements, the sociology of LGBT communities, qualitative research methods, social welfare policy, and more. Dr. Morgaine is the co-author of Creative Social Change Through Creativity: Anti-Oppressive Arts-Based Research Methodologies and Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice: Putting Theory Into Action.