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The lesbian revolution : lesbian feminism in the UK, 1970-1990

Author: Sheila Jeffreys
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. ©2018
Series: Routledge studies in radical history and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Lesbian Revolution argues that lesbian feminists were a vital force in the Women's Liberation Movement (WLM). They did not just play a fundamental role in the important changes wrought by second wave feminism, but created a powerful revolution in lesbian theory, culture and practice. Yet this lesbian revolution is undocumented. The book shows that lesbian feminists were founders of feminist institutions such as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online versin:
Jeffreys, Sheila.
Lesbian revolution.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
(OCoLC)1050360712
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Jeffreys
ISBN: 9781138096561 1138096563 9781138096578 1138096571
OCLC Number: 1029073874
Description: xii, 220 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Lesbian feminism : hidden from history --
The origins of lesbian feminism --
Lesbian culture --
Separatism --
The lesbian perspective --
Political lesbianism and heterosexuality --
Sadomasochism : the challenge to the politics of sexual equality --
The gender backlash : butch/femme role-playing --
Identity politics and the destruction of lesbian feminism : 'The CIA couldn't have done it better' (Rahila of Southall Black Sisters, 1986) --
Grief : the demise of lesbian feminism --
Postscript : the erasure of lesbians.
Series Title: Routledge studies in radical history and politics.
Responsibility: Sheila Jeffreys.

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The Lesbian Revolution argues that lesbian feminists were a vital force in the Women's Liberation Movement (WLM). They did not just play a fundamental role in the important changes wrought by second wave feminism, but created a powerful revolution in lesbian theory, culture and practice. Yet this lesbian revolution is undocumented. The book shows that lesbian feminists were founders of feminist institutions such as resources for women survivors of men's violence, including refuges and rape crisis centres, and that they were central to campaigns against this violence. They created a feminist squatting movement, theatre groups, bands, art and poetry and conducted campaigns for lesbian rights. They also created a profound and challenging analysis of sexuality which has disappeared from the historical record. They analysed heterosexuality as a political institution, arguing that lesbianism was a political choice for feminists and, indeed, a form of resistance in itself. Using interviews with prominent lesbian feminists from the time of the WLM, and informed by the author's personal experience, this book aims to challenge the way the work and ideas of lesbian feminists have been eclipsed and to document the lesbian revolution.

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"A scholarly and invigorating 'insider's' history of lesbian feminism in the UK and a bold, incisive and lucid analysis which captures the zeitgeist of 1970s and 1980s lesbian feminism." - Celia Read more...

 
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