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Unpacking queer politics : a lesbian feminist perspective / Sheila Jeffreys
Bib ID 3255545
Format BookBook
Author
Jeffreys, Sheila
 
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Description Cambridge : Oxford : Polity ; Blackwell, 2003 
vii, 189 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0745628370
0745628389
0745628370
0745628389
Summary

"Unpacking Queer Politics argues that the strong lesbian feminist movement of the 1970s, which was able to articulate a philosophy and practice that distinguished lesbian politics from gay male politics, was submerged in the 1990s beneath a gay male agenda called queer politics." "The book concludes by arguing that precisely the commitment to equality in relationships and sex that has been so important to lesbian feminists, and so excoriated in much of queer theory, should form the basis of a social transformation. In this way lesbians should be seen as the vanguard of social change."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. Gay Liberation and Lesbian Feminism
  • 2. Queer Theory and Politics and the Lesbian Feminist Critique
  • 3. Public Sex and the Creation of a Queer Sex Agenda
  • 4. Gay Male Pornography
  • 5. Self-Harm or Social Change? Sadomasochism, Cutting and Piercing in Lesbian and Gay Culture
  • 6. FTM Transsexualism and the Destruction of Lesbians
  • 7. Lesbian Feminism and Social Transformation.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-177) and index.

Subjects Lesbian feminism.  |  Gay liberation movement.  |  Lesbians -- Political activity.

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