Unpacking Queer Politics: A Lesbian Feminist Perspective

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Overview

"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.
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'An incisive and challenging critique of queer politics, with the radical clarity of vision characteristic of Jeffreys' work. It should be required reading on all Sexuality and Gender courses.' — Professor Celia Kitzinger, Department of Sociology, University of York
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745628370
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 189
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Gay Liberation and Lesbian Feminism 9
2 Queer Theory and Politics and the Lesbian Feminist Critique 32
3 Public Sex and the Creation of a Queer Sex Agenda 57
4 Gay Male Pornography 78
5 Self-Harm or Social Change? Sadomasochism, Cutting and Piercing in Lesbian and Gay Culture 101
6 FTM Transsexualism and the Destruction of Lesbians 122
7 Lesbian Feminism and Social Transformation 144
References 163
Index 179
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