Adventures in Lesbian Philosophy

Adventures in Lesbian Philosophy

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"Adventures in Lesbian Philosophy" explores diverse positive understandings of "lesbian philosophy." Tangren Alexander and Joyce Trebilcot critique the dualisms and methods of traditional Euro-American philosophy and offer creative experiments in wisdom-seeking; Bat-Ami Bar On and Lorena Leigh Saxe examine areas of contested sexual behaviors, such as pornography and sadomasochism; Elizabeth Deumer and Jacquelyn Zita take up the issue of constructing the meaning of "lesbian"; and Chris Cuomo, Barbara Houston, Ruthann Robson, Sarah Lucia Hoagland, and Kathleen Martindale and Martha Saunders discuss facets of lesbian community and responsibility. Special features include: Jacquelyn Zita's portrait of Jeffner Allen's creative lesbian philosophy, Mar'a Lugones' study of Gloria Anzald a's "Borderlands/La Frontera", Naomi Scheman's reflections on Jewish lesbian writing, and Ruth Ginzberg's interpretation of Audre Lorde's conception of eros. Editor Claudia Card has also included an up-to-date bibliography of lesbian philosophy and related works.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 20mm | 480.81g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253208998
  • 9780253208996
  • 1,076,969

About Claudia Card

CLAUDIA CARD, Professor of Philosophy and Faculty Affiliate in Women's Studies and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is the editor of Feminist Ethics and the author of essays in numerous journals, including Signs, Hypatia, Lesbian Ethics, and Philosophical Review.
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Table of contents

Claudia Card What Is Lesbian Philosophy? A New Introduction LESBIAN CREATIVITY Jacquelyn N. Zita Jeffner Allen: A Lesbian Portrait Tangren Alexander Lesbian Slip 2:00am, ValentineOs Morning Est et Non: The Dream Body For Sandra The Feminist Existentialist State Song The Answers in the Back: A Song Maria Lugones On Borderlands/La Frontera: An Interpretive Essay Joyce Trebilcot Not Lesbian Philosophy Naomi Scheman Jewish Lesbian Writing: A Review Essay THE SEX WARS Bat-Ami Bar On The Feminist Sexuality Debates and the Transformation of the Political Lorena Leigh Saxe Sadomasochism and Exclusion CONSTRUCTING OLESBIANO Ruth Ginzberg Audre LordeOs (nonessentialist) Lesbian Eros Elisabeth D. Daumer Queer Ethics; or The Challenge of Bisexuality to Lesbian Ethics Jacquelyn N. Zita Male Lesbians and the Postmodernist Body LESBIAN COMMUNITY AND RESPONSIBILITY Chris Cuomo Ritual Abuse: Making Connections Barbara Houston In Praise of Blame Kathleen Martindale and Martha Saunders Realizing Love and Justice: Lesbian Ethics in the Upper and Lower Case Ruthann Robson Mother: The Legal Domestication of Lesbian Existence Sarah Lucia Hoagland Why Lesbian Ethics? Claudia Card Lesbian Ethics and the Journal Lesbian Ethics: A Review RECLAIMING LESBIAN HERSTORY Margaret A. Simons Lesbian Connections: Simone de Beauvoir and Feminism Claudia Card Selected Bibliography of Lesbian Philosophy and Related Works Notes on Contributors Index
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"Adventures in Lesbian Philosophy contains many illuminating discussions (of S/M sex, lesbian ethics, lesbian desire, bisexuality), and includes a useful bibliography of lesbian criticism." passion This new collection edited by Claudia Card includes important articles of interest to feminist philosophy relating to lesbian feminist issues and ethics." Ethics ... a fun and engaging conceptual romp." Journal of the History of Sexuality
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