Modern Homosexualities: Fragments of Lesbian and Gay Experiences

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Ken Plummer
Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - Social Science - 304 pages
This book of nineteen original essays by activists and academics documents and analyses the dramatic changes in lesbian and gay experience over the last twenty years. It charts the growth of lesbian and gay studies, and examines key issues around communitites, identities, relationships, sexualities and politics. These essays, edited by a leading author in the field, herald a new confidence and maturity for the growing field of lesbian and gay studies.
 

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Contents

gay and lesbian world making
1
MASCULINITY FEMININITY
39
Constructing communities and identities
51
LESBIAN IDENTITIES
65
THE ROLE OF DISCLOSURE IN COMING
75
pretending
85
DARING TO PRETEND?
98
SAMESEX
121
IMPACTS
175
CONSTRUCTING LESBIAN SEXUALITIES
187
RESISTING THE ERASURE OF LESBIAN
200
radicalism rights and citizenship
215
DANGEROUS ACTIVISM?
227
STRATEGIES
237
A brief guide to further reading
249
Bibliography
255

models of love support
149
LESBIAN POLITICS AND AIDS WORK
160

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