Modern Homosexualities: Fragments of Lesbian and Gay Experiences

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Kenneth Plummer
Psychology Press, 1992 - Social Science - 281 pages
"Beyond Homosexuality is a unique collection of nineteen essays by international activists and academics which document and analyze the dramatic changes in lesbian and gay experience over the past twenty years. The collection explores such topics as the growth of lesbian and gay studies, new patterns of lesbian sexuality, the relationship between lesbians and gay men, the debate over lesbian motherhood, the rise of renewed political campaigning in the face of a "backlash," and the impact of AIDS. While the focus of the book is the distinctive modern experiences found in Western countries, there are also essays on Turkey and MesoAmerica. It will be required reading for lesbian and gay scholars, and will be a landmark in consolidating past debates and suggesting pathways to the future. "--Publisher's website.
 

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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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