Cross-Purposes

Cross-Purposes : Lesbians, Feminists, and the Limits of Alliance

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"... innovative and important thinking about the various relations between feminist theory, queer theory, and lesbian theory, as well as the possibility that liberation can be mutual rather than mutually exclusive." -Lambda Book Report"Challenging and interesting." -Just OutA collection of fifteen interdisciplinary essays examining the history, current condition, and evolving shape of lesbian alliances with U.S. feminists. Contributors explore the social and aesthetic significance of the terms "lesbian" and "feminist" with the interest of reforming and strengthening them.show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253210844
  • 9780253210845

About Dana A. Heller

Dana Heller, Associate Professor of English at Old Dominion University, is the author of Family Plots: The De-Oedipalization of Popular Culture and The Feminization of Quest-Romance: Radical Departures.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments"Purposes: An Introduction," by Dana HellerI. Crossings"Obstructive Behavior: Dykes in the Mainstream of Feminist Theory," by Carolyn M. Dever"Fem/Les Scramble," by Teresa de Lauretis"Skin deep: Lesbian Interventions in Language," by Ruth Salvaggio"The White Negress and the Heavy Duty Dyke," by Tania ModleskiII. Collisions"Sexuality Versus Gender: A Kind of Mistake?" by Colleen Lamos"When Lambs and Aliens Meet: Girl-faggots and Boy-dykes Go to the Movies," by Michele Aina Barale"When Experience and Representation Collide: Lesbians, Feminists, and the AIDS Crisis," by Katie Hogan"Feminism Without Women": A Lesbian Reassurance, by Annamarie Jagose"Supermodels of Lesbian Chic: Camille Paglia Revamps Lesbian/Feminism (while Susie Bright Retools),", by Jane Caputi and Karman Kregloeshow more

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"... innovative and important thinking about the various relations between feminist theory, queer theory, and lesbian theory, as well as the possibility that liberation can be mutual rather than mutually exclusive." - Lambda Book Report "Challenging and interesting." - Just Outshow more

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