The Social Construction of Lesbianism
By (author) Celia Kitzinger
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Social Construction of Lesbianism by Celia Kitzinger
Book DescriptionThe old model of lesbianism as a pathological affliction has largely given way to a liberal social scientific one which presents it as an alternative lifestyle, a way of loving, a sexual preference, or a source of personal fulfilment. This controversial book argues that the shift from 'pathological' to 'gay affirmative' research merely substitutes one depoliticized construction of lesbianism for another. The author contends that the gay affirmative model is fundamentally incompatible with radical feminist theory in which lesbianism is a political statement representing the bonding of women against male supremacy. This volume was awarded a 1989 Distinguished Publication Award by the Association for Women in Psychology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803981171
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Nov-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Celia Kitzinger
Lesbian and Gay Psychology, Paperback (April 2002)
* Written in an accessible but scholarly manner, this is the first British--edited and authored collection on lesbian and gay psychology. * Leading names in the field discuss a broad range of concerns cutting across social, health, developmental, educational and counselling psychology.
Representing the Other, Paperback (July 1996)
This innovative collection addresses a challenging issue in contemporary feminist theory and practice: whether - and how - we should represent members of groups to which we do not ourselves belong. The discussions identify key concerns related to representation and difference.
Feminism and Discourse, Paperback (October 1995)
This study examines a range of discourse analytical work in psychology from a feminist perspective. It constitutes a thorough critical evaluation of this approach for the feminist project of intellectual, social and political change.
Women and Health, Paperback (November 1994)» View all books by Celia Kitzinger
Drawing its contributions from a variety of disciplines including cross- disciplinary and multidisciplinary work, this book focuses not only on women's health as a topic within psychology, but also highlights feminist research on health rather than health research on women.
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