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Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Cheshire Calhoun

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is about placing sexual orientation politics within feminist theorizing. It is also about defining the central political issues confronting lesbian and gay men. It brings the study of ... More


Beyond Loving: Intimate Racework in Lesbian, Gay, and Straight Interracial Relationships

Amy C. Steinbugler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199743551
eISBN:
9780199979370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743551.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book examines interracial intimacy in the beginning of the twenty-first century, an era rife with racial contradictions in which interracial relationships are increasingly seen as ... More


Constructing Lesbians and Gay Men as Family's Outlaws

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first two sections of this chapter summarize feminist and lesbian critiques of the family, marriage, and motherhood. The third section critiques lesbian‐feminist reasons for eschewing a political ... More


Coda

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on John Donne's articulation of the feminine in his prose and poetry. It suggests that Donne is more than the masculine monolith which has been ... More


Introduction: Centering Sexual Orientation Politics

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter lays the groundwork for future chapters by suggesting that feminist theorizing must make a methodological shift from thinking that heterosexism is just a by‐product of ... More


Separating Lesbian Theory from Feminist Theory

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses largely on lesbian feminist theorizing in the 1980s. It is argued that feminist theorizing on gender oppression has worked to conceal, rather then reveal, lesbian specificity. An ... More


The Gender Closet

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses largely on lesbian feminist theorizing in the 1990s, and argues that although it was committed to articulating differences between women, it nevertheless failed to make room for ... More


The Shape of Lesbian and Gay Subordination

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is argued that lesbian and gay subordination differs substantially in form from gender and racial oppression. In particular, it does not materialize in a disadvantaged place that would sharply ... More


Defending Marriage

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The positive arguments for same‐sex marriage are discussed. The first argument links marriage rights to a normative ideal of long‐term, monogamous, sexually faithful intimacy, and defends marriage ... More


Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life

Denise Tse-Shang Tang

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083015
eISBN:
9789882209855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083015.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Dense living conditions in Hong Kong do not provide much privacy for lesbians and other sexual minorities living with their families. As a result, lesbians often locate alternative spaces to develop ... More


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