Lesbian Subjects

Lesbian Subjects : A Feminist Studies Reader

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The growth in cultural studies has brought homosexuality to the center of work on gender and sexuality. The lesbian is now an accepted subject for scrutiny, she exists, but how do we define her history, whom do we include, and when did it begin? "Lesbian Subjects" includes essays drawn primarily from Feminist Studies from 1980 to 1993 and traces lesbian studies from its beginnings, examining the difficulties of defining a lesbian perspective and a lesbian past, a culture, social milieux, states of mind. The contributors are Susan K. Cahn, Tee A. Corinne, Heather Findlay, Karen V. Hansen, Anne Herrmann, Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull, Elizabeth Meese, Leisa D. Meyer, Lisa Moore, Makeda Silvera, Martha Vicinus, and Elizabeth Wilson.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 15 b&w photos
  • 0253210380
  • 9780253210388

Table of contents

1. Martha Vicinus Introduction PART I: EXPLORATIONS 2. Gloria T. Hull OResearching Alice Dunbar-Nelson: A Personal and Literary PerspectiveO 3. Lisa Moore, OSomething more tender still than friendship: Romantic Friendship in Early Nineteenth-Century EnglandO 4. Susan Cahn, OFrom OMuscle MollO to the OButchO Ballplayer: Mannishness, Lesbianism and Homophobia in US WomenOs SportsO 5. Leisa D. Meyer, OCreating G. I. Jane: The Regulation of Sexuality and Sexual Behavior in the WomenOs Army Corps During World War IIO 6. Elizabeth Meese, OWhen Virginia Looked at Vita, What Did She See; or Lesbian: Feminist: WomanNWhatOs the Differ(e/a)nce?O 7. Anne Harrmann, OImitations of Marriage: Crossdressed Couples in Contemporary Lesbian FictionO INTERMISSION 8. Tessa Boffin and Jean Fraser, OStolen Glances: Lesbians Take PhotographsO 9. Tee Corinne, OOn Sexual ArtO PART II: AFFIRMATIONS 10. Elizabeth Wilson, OForbidden LoveO 11. Heather Findlay, OFreudOs OFetishismO and the Lesbian Dildo DebatesO 12. Penelope Engelbrecht, OOLifting Belly is a LanguageO: The Postmodern Lesbian SubjectO 13. Makeda Silvera, OMan Royals and Sodomites: Some Thoughts on the Invisibility of Afro-Caribbean LesbiansOshow more

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