Heterosexuality: A Feminism & Psychology Reader

Heterosexuality: A Feminism & Psychology Reader

by Sue Wilkinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803988222

ISBN-13: 9780803988224

Pub. Date: 05/17/1993

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Heterosexuality is generally taken for granted, seldom explicitly addressed. Rarely has it been the focus of sustained theory. This Reader is a forum for the analysis of heterosexuality as it relates to feminism and psychology.

Leading feminists, psychologists and activists explore the personal and political implications of heterosexuality and of heterosexuality

…  See more details below

Overview

Heterosexuality is generally taken for granted, seldom explicitly addressed. Rarely has it been the focus of sustained theory. This Reader is a forum for the analysis of heterosexuality as it relates to feminism and psychology.

Leading feminists, psychologists and activists explore the personal and political implications of heterosexuality and of heterosexuality as an institution. They consider the extent to which feminism and heterosexuality are compatible and the complex interrelationships between sexual behaviour, categories and identities. Acknowledging the interactions between heterosexism and other oppressions, they point to the contradictions between heterosexual desire and heterosexual coercion, between heterosexual

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803988224
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/17/1993
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Theorizing Heterosexuality1
Editors' Introduction33
How My Heterosexuality Affects My Feminist Politics34
The Authority of the Name37
On Being Ordinary39
Hypatia Unbound: A Confession41
Identity, 'Passing' and Subversion43
Sisters Under the Skin: A Politics of Heterosexuality46
Heterosexuality and Parenting48
On the Inadequacy of Our Sexual Categories: A Personal Perspective50
The (Dis)Comfort of Being 'Hetero'52
Heterosexuality: Challenge and Opportunity54
Heterosexual Feminist Identities: Private Boundaries and Shifting Centers56
Love and the Politics of Heterosexuality59
Unbundling Our Binaries - Genders, Sexualities, Desires62
How My Heterosexuality Contributes to My Feminism and Vice Versa65
Heterosexuality, Feminism, Contradiction: On Being Young, White, Heterosexual Feminists in the 1990s68
Retelling Myself73
Radical Feminist Heterosexuality: The Personal and the Political75
Heterosexuality: Beginnings and Connections80
The Heterosexual Feminist: A Paradoxical Identity?83
Against Separatism86
Heterosexual Celibacy90
Technologies and Effects of Heterosexual Coercion93
Heterosexual Instrumentalism: Past and Future Directions120
Heterosexuality: Fictional Agendas137
Same Door, Different Closet: A Heterosexual Sissy's Coming-out Party150
Against the Dividing of Women: Lesbian Feminism and Heterosexuality169
Sex, Organs and Audiotape: A Discourse Analytic Approach to Talking About Heterosexual Sex and Relationships181
Sexual Dysfunction or Heterosexual Dysfunction?203
Sexual Violence and Compulsory Heterosexuality219
Fear of a Black (and Working-class) Planet: Young Women and the Racialization of Reproductive Politics239
Sleeping with the Enemy: Mothers in Heterosexual Relationships243
Protean Woman: The Liquidity of Female Sexuality and the Tenaciousness of Lesbian Identity246
Feminist Therapy with Heterosexual Couples: The Ultimate Issue is Domination253
'Safe by Nature': Reconstructing Heterosexual Identity under the Sign of AIDS257
Heterosexual Identity: Out of the Closets261
Disability and 'Compulsory Heterosexuality'266
A Homogeneous Habit: Heterosexual Display in the English Holiday Camp270
Sisterhood in the Service of Patriarchy: Heterosexual Women's Friendships and Male Power273
Index277

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >