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The social construction of lesbianism

Author: Celia Kitzinger
Publisher: London ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1987.
Series: Inquiries in social construction series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 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 book argues that the shift from "pathological" to "gay affirmative" research merely substitutes one depoliticized construction of the lesbian for another. The author contends that  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Celia Kitzinger
ISBN: 0803981163 9780803981164 0803981171 9780803981171
OCLC Number: 18388282
Description: ix, 230 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Rhetoric in research on lesbianism and male homosexuality --
2. Social scientific accounts --
3. Eliciting and assessing lesbian accounts --
4. Lesbian identities --
5. Lesbian politics --
6. The social construction of prejudice --
7. The future for research on lesbianism.
Series Title: Inquiries in social construction series.
Responsibility: Celia Kitzinger.
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Argues that the shift from 'pathological' to 'gay affirmative' research merely substitutes one depoliticized construction of lesbianism for another. This work contends that the gay affirmative model  Read more...

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This volume was awarded a 1989 Distinguished Publication Award by the Association for Women in Psychology. 'A "highly recommended" book. It is well written, with that rare blend of vitality and Read more...

 
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