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Feminism, the family, and the politics of the closet [electronic resource] : lesbian and gay displacement / Cheshire Calhoun.

Author/Creator:
Calhoun, Cheshire.
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (181 p.)
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Subjects:
Lesbian feminism -- United States.
Lesbian feminist theory -- United States.
Lesbians -- United States -- Identity.
Sexual orientation -- Political aspects -- United States.
Oppression (Psychology) -- Political aspects -- United States.
Lesbians -- United States -- Political activity.
Gay men -- United States -- Political activity.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
How has feminism failed lesbianism? What issues belong at the top of a lesbian and gay political agenda? This book answers both questions by examining what lesbian and gay subordination really amounts to. Calhoun argues that lesbians and gays aren't just socially and politically disadvantaged. The closet displaces lesbians and gays from visible citizenship, and both law and cultural norms deny lesbians and gay men a private sphere of romance, marriage, and the family. - ;Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet is about placing sexual orientation politics within feminist theorizing
Contents:
Contents; 1 Introduction: Centering Sexual Orientation Politics; 2 Separating Lesbian Theory from Feminist Theory; 3 The Gender Closet; 4 The Shape of Lesbian and Gay Subordination; 5 Defending Marriage; 6 Constructing Lesbians and Gay Men as Family's Outlaws; Bibliography; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-168) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-94383-5
9786611943837
0-19-152251-1
OCLC:
505109825