Twenty-First Century Lesbian Studies by Katherine O'Donnell
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Twenty-First Century Lesbian Studies
By Katherine O'Donnell

Twenty-First Century Lesbian Studies

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Twenty-First Century Lesbian Studies by Katherine O'Donnell

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An enlightening, entertaining look at what the term "lesbian" really means--and what it means to be a lesbian Twenty-First Century Lesbian Studies focuses on the field's institutionalization into the humanities and social sciences, examining how the term "lesbian" is used in activist, community, and cultural contexts, and how its use impacts the lives of women who have chosen it as an identity. The book's contributors include many of the world's foremost experts in lesbian studies, as well as scholars whose primary research is in bisexuality, transsexuality and transgender, intersex, and queer theory. The innovative essays touch on five individual themes--"Genealogies," "Readings," "Theories," "Identities," and "Locations"--as they explore the past, present, and future of lesbian studies. Twenty-First Century Lesbian Studies places the term "lesbian" at the center of analysis, whether as a concept, a category, an identity, a political position, or an object choice. The book's cutting-edge essays examine the various meanings of "lesbian;" the risks taken by women who live and/or act, write, and speak as lesbians; current genealogical myths; and the lives, studies, and activism of lesbians who represent a range of geographical and historical contexts. The book presents research produced outside the United States/United Kingdom, two places which tend to dominate the field, and essays that focus on areas, such as medieval studies, that are often ignored in theoretical discussions. Twenty-First Century Lesbian Studies considers these questions: * does the term "lesbian" still have relevance as an identity descriptor or political position? * who does "lesbian" include and/or exclude? * how does intersectional thinking impact the way we formulate lesbian identities? * are we now "post-lesbian?" * what, if anything, defines the field of lesbian studies? * what is the current state of the field? * what is the possible future of the field? * what current topics should be most important to practitioners? * how is work that falls under the "lesbian studies" umbrella connected to efforts in the areas of feminism, LGBT, intersex, and queer straight studies? * and many moreTwenty-First Century Lesbian Studies is an enlightening, entertaining, and essential read for academics and students working in all disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, and for the lesbian/queer population, in general.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781560236511
ISBN-10: 1560236515
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 374
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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