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Description - The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader by Henry Abelove

The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader is the biggest and most comprehensive multi-disciplinary anthology of critical work in lesbian/gay studies. Bringing together forty-two groundbreaking essays this collection provides a much-needed introduction to the contemporary state of lesbian/gay studies, extensively illustrating the range, scope, diversity, appeal, and power of the work currently being done in the field. The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader addresses topics such as butch-fem roles, the cultural construction of gender, lesbian separatism, feminist theory, AIDS, safe-sex education, colonialism, S/M, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, children's books, black nationalism, popular films, Susan Sontag, the closet, homophobia, Freud, Sappho, the media, the hijras of India, Robert Mapplethorpe, and the politics of representation. It also contains an extensive bibliographical essay which will provide readers with an invaluable guide to further reading.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415905190
ISBN-10: 0415905192
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 688
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Henry Abelove

Henry Abelove is Professor of English at Wesleyan University. He is the author of The Evangelist of Desire: John Wesley and the Methodists. Michele Aina Barale is Assistant Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at Amherst College. Her book Below the Belt: Essays in Queer Reading is forthcoming from Routledge. David M. Halperin is Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of One Hundred Years of Homosexuality and Other Essays on Greek Love.

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