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Lesbian rites : symbolic acts and the power of community

Author: Ramona Faith Oswald
Publisher: New York : Harrington Park Press, ©2003.
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Oswald (Department of Human and Community Development, University of Illinois) compiles scholarship on lesbians, the rituals in their lives, and the meaning of those rituals for women and their communities. Two introductory chapters examine how lesbians have been compromised by the ritualization of heterosexism and homophobia, while later chapters illustrate the power of ritual to reconcile straight and gay family  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lesbian rites.
New York : Harrington Park Press, ©2003
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ramona Faith Oswald
ISBN: 1560233141 9781560233145 156023315X 9781560233152
OCLC Number: 51059035
Notes: "Co-published simultaneously as Journal of lesbian studies, volume 7, number 2 2003."
Description: xii, 135 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Death's midwife / Sharon Jaffe --
Lesbian rituals and Dianic tradition / Ruth Rhiannon Barrett --
Ritual encounters of the queer kind: a political analysis of Jewish lesbian ritual innovation / Marla Brettschneider --
The new religious rite: a symbolic interactionist case study of lesbian commitment rituals / Krista B. McQueeney --
Do lesbians change their last names in the context of a committed relationship? / Elizabeth A. Suter, Ramona Faith Oswald --
Fear and loathing in Mississippi: the attack on Camp Sister Spririt / Kate Greene --
A member of the wedding? heterosexism and family ritual / Ramona Faith Oswald.
Other Titles: Journal of lesbian studies.
Responsibility: Ramona Faith Oswald, editor.


A multidisciplinary compilation of scholarship addressing lesbians, the rituals in their lives, and the meaning and impact of those rituals for the women involved and the people and communities  Read more...


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