Lesbian Issue: Essays from Signs

Overview

This important collection of articles reflects the growing recognition that the study of women whose primary relation is to other women makes a vital contribution to feminist scholarship. A milestone in lesbian studies  - a field often trivialized, ignored, or denied, and always controversial - this volume enriches and enlarges our understanding of women in culture and society.

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Overview

This important collection of articles reflects the growing recognition that the study of women whose primary relation is to other women makes a vital contribution to feminist scholarship. A milestone in lesbian studies  - a field often trivialized, ignored, or denied, and always controversial - this volume enriches and enlarges our understanding of women in culture and society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780685097526
  • Publisher: DeVorss & Company
  • Publication date: 5/1/1985

Meet the Author

Estelle B. Friedman is associate professor of history at Stanford University. Barbara C. Gelpi is the editor of SIGNS. Kathleen M. Weston is a Ph.D. candidte in anthropology at Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

The Mythic Mannish Lesbian: Radclyffe Hall and the New Woman
Esther Newmann

Sexuality and Gender in Certain Native American Tribes: The Case of Cross-Gender Females
Evelyn Blackwood

Distance and Desire: English Boarding-School Friendships
Martha Vicinus

"The Thing Not Named": Willa Cather as a Lesbian Writer
Sharon O'Brien

Sapphistries
Susan Gubar

"I go where I love": An Intertextual Study of H. D. and Adrienne Rich
Susan Stanford Friedman

Comment on Friedman's "I go where I love": An Intertextual Study of H. D. and Adrienne Rich
Adrienne Rich

Reply to Rich
Susan Stanford Friedman

Displacing the Phallic Subject: Wittig's Lesbian Writing
Namascar Shaktini

Ourself Behind Ourself: A Theory for Lesbian Writers
Jean E. Kennard

Homosexuality, Homophobia, and Revolution: Notes toward an Unsderstanding of the Cuban Lesbian and Gay Male Experience, Part I
Lourdes Arguelles and B. Ruby Rich

Descrimination Against Lesbians in the Work Force
Martin P. Levine and Robin Leonard

Sexuality, Class, and Conflict in a Lesbian Workplace
Kathleen M. Weston and Lisa B. Rofel

REVIEW ESSAYS

Lesbian Identity and Community: Recent Social Science Literature Susan Krieger

Comment on Krieger's "Lesbian Identity and Community: Recent Social Science Literature"
Chela Sandoval

Comment on Krieger's "Lesbian Identity and Community: Recent Social Science Literature"
Ann R. Bristow and Pam Langford Pearn

Reply to Sandoval and Bristow and Pearn
Susan Krieger

The Politics of Transliteration: Lesbian Personal Narratives
Bonnie Zimmerman

ARCHIVES

Lesbian Sexuality in Renaissance Italy: The Case of Sister Benedetta Carlini
Judith C. Brown

The Military and Lesbians during the McCarthy Years
Allan Bérubé and John D'Emilio

INDEX

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