Beatriz Preciado: Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era (2008–) [ES, EN, BR-PT]

22 October 2014, dusan

“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 analysis of gender, Beatriz Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Foucault’s The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado’s diaristic account of her own use of testosterone every day for one year, and it’s impact on her body as well as her imagination.”

Spanish edition
Publisher Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 2008
ISBN 8467026936, 9788467026931
324 pages

English edition
Translated from the French by Bruce Benderson
Publisher The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2013
ISBN 1558618376, 9781558618374
427 pages

Reviews: Marcie Bianco (Lambda, 2013), Johanna Fateman (BookForum, 2013), Deborah Harris-Moore (Make, 2014), Karmele Mendoza Pérez (Nordic Journal of STS, 2015).
Commentary: McKenzie Wark (Public Seminar, 2013).
Interview (Ricky Tucker, The Paris Review, 2013).

Publisher (ES)
Publisher (EN)
WorldCat (ES), (EN)

Testo Yonqui (Spanish, 2008, 3 MB, updated on 2019-6-6)
Testo Junkie (English, trans. Bruce Benderson, 2013, updated on 2019-6-6)
Testo Junkie (BR-Portuguese, trans. Maria Paula Gurgel Ribeiro with Verônica Daminelli Fernandes, 2018, added on 2019-6-6)