Lesbian Friendships: For Ourselves and Each Other

Lesbian Friendships: For Ourselves and Each Other

by Jacqueline S. Weinstock, Esther Rothblum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814774733

ISBN-13: 9780814774731

Pub. Date: 08/01/1996

Publisher: New York University Press

Friends as lovers; lovers as friends; ex-lovers as friends; ex-lovers as family; friends as family; communities of friends; lesbian community. These are just a few of the phrases heard often in the daily discourse of lesbian life. What significance do they have for lesbians? Do lesbians view friends as family and what does this analogy mean? What sorts of

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Friends as lovers; lovers as friends; ex-lovers as friends; ex-lovers as family; friends as family; communities of friends; lesbian community. These are just a few of the phrases heard often in the daily discourse of lesbian life. What significance do they have for lesbians? Do lesbians view friends as family and what does this analogy mean? What sorts of friendships exist between lesbians? What sorts of friendships do lesbians form with non-lesbian women, or with men?

These and other questions regarding the kinds of friendships lesbians imagine and experience have rarely been addressed. Lesbian Friendships focuses on actual accounts of friendships involving lesbians and examines a number of issues, including the transition from friends to lovers and/or lovers to friends, erotic attraction in friendship, diverse identities among lesbians, and friendships across sexuality and/or gender lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814774731
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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