Lesbian Communities by Esther D. Rothblum
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Lesbian Communities
By Esther D. Rothblum

Lesbian Communities

Festivals, RVs, and the Internet

By (author) See other recent books by Esther D. Rothblum See other recent books by Penny Sablove
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $200.00
Your Price: $180.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $20.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $9.00 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days

Lesbian Communities by Esther D. Rothblum

Book Description

"I had just witnessed women who shingled their own roofs, drove eighteen-wheeler trucks, and built their own houses--as well as kept them clean and cooked a damn good meal. On women's land I am a first-class citizen, I'm treated as an equal. I now see the world with righteous anger and hope. Living in womyn's community has provided that lens for me." --Elizabeth Sturrus, third wave feminist One of the driving forces in the lives of many lesbians is the search for community in a society that favors heterosexuality and often turns a cold shoulder toward women who love women. Lesbian Communities: Festivals, RVs, and the Internet takes you inside flourishing lesbian communities--physical, spiritual, and virtual (online)--that provide practical help, emotional support, and much-needed outlets for creative expression. Exploring communities functioning in harmony with general American society as well as separatist groups, "festival communities" which form for short times annually, and informal online groups offering meaningful communication to physically isolated lesbians, this book offers a ray of light to those whose search is still ongoing. It also provides much-needed analysis of the current state of lesbian communities--some decades old now--for educators, researchers, and social scientists. In Lesbian Communities: Festivals, RVs, and the Internet, Susan Krieger revisits the vibrant community she first explored in The Mirror Dance. An African American member of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change shares the details of her search for a cooperative, caring space for aging lesbians--and what led to her eventual decision to create this space herself. And one of the founders of Hallomas, a back-to-the-land community that has survived in northern California since the late 1970s, reflects on that unique community's birth and life--with 13 photographs and illustrations. The book also bears witness to a life-changing encounter and dialogue between second-wave feminists from the woman's land collective of Arcadia and third wave feminists. You'll also learn about: * the birth, joys, and tribulations of an online community that becomes physical each year at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival * the accidental birth of a lesbian community in isolated and fundamentalist-dominated West Texas * the international online lesbian parenting community called MOMS (affectionately known as Dykes and Tykes)--how it began, what belonging to this community provides for its members, and a look toward the future * the debate on inclusiveness versus exclusiveness (of bisexual women, transgender people, and the male children of lesbians) in lesbian communities * the current decline of availability and dilution of the purity of lesbian-only space--and the rise of segregation (by social class and financial status) and oppression within the lesbian community * the current plight of lesbian bookstores, which since the 1970s have served not only as gateways to a multitude of lesbian communities, but as the centers of lesbian communities themselves * the online experience of lesbians searching for community in Japan * the issues facing Jewish lesbians and the formation of Nice Jewish Girls, a Montreal group for anyone who identifies as a lesbian, bisexual, or queer woman and their non-Jewish partners and friends * the power of myth and mythmaking to help women regain lost strength and reclaim lost history From the efforts of back-to-the-land groups creating "wimmin's space" to life in modern residential/retirement settings, this book explores the places created by and for lesbians. Photos and illustrations bring these women and their communities to life. Lesbian Communities: Festivals, RVs, and the Internet w

Buy Lesbian Communities book by Esther D. Rothblum from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781560233374
ISBN-10: 1560233370
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Esther D. Rothblum

Fat Studies Reader by Esther D. Rothblum Fat Studies Reader, Paperback (November 2009)

Explores a wide range of topics related to body weight. From the historical construction of fatness to public health policy, from job discrimination to social class disparities, from chick-lit to airline seats, this collection provides an overview of fat studies, an examination of the movement's fundamental concerns, and a look at its research.

» View all books by Esther D. Rothblum


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Lesbian Communities book by Esther D. Rothblum and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Esther D. Rothblum close
Fat Studies Reader by Esther D. Rothblum
Lesbian Ex-Lovers by Esther D. Rothblum
Everyday Mutinies by Esther D. Rothblum
Learning from Our Mistakes by Esther D. Rothblum
Women's Work by Esther D. Rothblum
Lesbian Step Families by Esther D. Rothblum
Breasts by Esther D. Rothblum
Lesbians in Academia by Esther D. Rothblum
Menopausal Memoir by Esther D. Rothblum
Women and AIDS by Esther D. Rothblum
Fat, a Fate Worse Than Death by Esther D. Rothblum
Fat, a Fate Worse Than Death? by Esther D. Rothblum
Menopause, Me and You by Esther D. Rothblum
Classics in Lesbian Studies by Esther D. Rothblum
Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia by Esther D. Rothblum
Lesbian Friendships by Esther D. Rothblum
Feminist Foremothers in Women's Studies, Psychology, and Mental Health by Esther D. Rothblum
Feminist Foremothers in Women's Studies, Psychology and Mental Health by Esther D. Rothblum
Feminist Visions of Gender Similarities and Differences by Esther D. Rothblum
Wilderness Therapy for Women by Esther D. Rothblum
Recent books by Penny Sablove close
Lesbian Communities by Penny Sablove
BoomerangBooks.com.au close