The Social Construction of Lesbianism

The Social Construction of Lesbianism 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 o

  • Title: The Social Construction of Lesbianism
  • Author: Celia Kitzinger
  • ISBN: 9780803981171
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Social Construction of Lesbianism

    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 fulfillment.This controversial book argues that the shift from pathological to gay affirmative research merely substitutes one depoliticized construThe 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 fulfillment.This controversial book argues that the shift from pathological to gay affirmative research merely substitutes one depoliticized construction of lesbianism for another The author contends that the gay affirmative model is fundamentally incompatible with radical feminist theory in which lesbianism is a political statement representing the bonding of women against male supremacy.This volume was awarded a 1989 Distinguished Publication Award by the Association for Women in Psychology.

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    1. Max

      Worth reading for sure, I looooove how she takes fat dumps on the whole liberal academia as neutrality thing. In the context of her like, brutal and spot on takedown of academic styles of writing and presenting information, though, it was kinda odd how unnecessarily (IMO obviously she disagreed lol) technical and jargony she gets at a lot of points. I LOVED changing our minds and thought it was really fun to read this was a lot more tedious. There were some very tone deaf comparisons between fem [...]

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