Femme: Feminists, Lesbians and Bad Girls

Femme: Feminists, Lesbians and Bad Girls

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by Laura Harris
     
 

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Femme seeks to redress the ways that femme identities have been elided, idealized, or not fully historicized in a productive reconsideration of lesbian and butch-femme history, of feminism, and of queer thought. As a feminist project, Femme offers an alliance between many communities of women previously passed over by feminism.See more details below

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Femme seeks to redress the ways that femme identities have been elided, idealized, or not fully historicized in a productive reconsideration of lesbian and butch-femme history, of feminism, and of queer thought. As a feminist project, Femme offers an alliance between many communities of women previously passed over by feminism. Contributors: Leah Lilith Albrecht-Samarasinha, Barbara Cruikshank, Madeline Davis, Heather Findlay, Jewelle Gomez, Kelly Hankin, Leslie Henson, Amber Hollibaugh, Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Mabel Maney, Katherine Millersdaughter, Joan Nestle, Lisa Ortiz, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Rebecca Ann Rugg, Gaby Sandoval, Marcy Sheiner, Alex Robertson Textor.

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Eighteen contributions construct a theory of femme as a sustained gender identity. The authors respond to the elision or idealization of femmes in the past (and particularly in histories) by offering a productive reconsideration of lesbian and butch-femme history, feminism, and queer thought. The editors include interviews with Mabel Maney, Madeline Davis, Jewelle Gomez, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and Amber Hollibaugh. They assert that femme sexual politics provides a liberating model for both lesbians and women in general. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781135254438
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
236
File size:
2 MB

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