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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


Sex and Logic in 1 Corinthians 11:2–16

Jerome Murphy‐O'connor

in Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564156
eISBN:
9780191721281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that 1 Cor 11: 2–16 has nothing to do with the veiling of women. The man is criticized for letting his hair grow long, because it was the overt sign of the active male homosexual. ... More


(My) Stories of Lesbian Friendship

Jacqueline S. Weinstock

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reflects upon the author's changing experiences and understandings of lesbian friendship in relation to the prevailing story lines evident in the literature on lesbians' friendships. It ... More


Midlife Lesbian Lifeworlds: Narrative Theory and Sexual Identity

Mary M. Read

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter uses narrative identity theory to describe and facilitate an understanding of issues regarding the formation of a positive lesbian identity among a particular cohort of women: midlife ... More


Writing Lesbian Difference

Helena Michie

in Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073874
eISBN:
9780199855223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073874.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The chapter discusses sororophobia and sisterhood in relation to lesbian communities. The chapter opens with a discussion on Rita Mae Brown's Rubyfruit Jungle, which is credited as the first ... More


Planned Lesbian Families: A Review of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study

Nanette Gartrell, Heidi Peyser, and Henny Bos

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0033
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) was initiated in 1986 to provide prospective, descriptive, longitudinal data on the first wave of planned lesbian families with children ... More


Sexual orientation

Katherine Cox

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0061
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter considers sexual orientation as an issue of social difference in relation to death, dying, and bereavement. It explores the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ... More


Critiques of Marriage: An Essentially Unjust Institution?

Elizabeth Brake

in Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774142
eISBN:
9780199933228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774142.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Theorists of oppression note that marriage law has historically oppressed women and people of color and argue that it continues to perpetuate oppression of women, gays and lesbians, and minority ... More


American Adoption: A Brief History

Cynthia Russett

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter traces the history of adoption in America. It covers adoption in early America, the rise of the orphanage, the emergence of the adoption agency system, adoption practice following World ... More


Adolescents with Same-Sex Parents: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

Charlotte J Patterson and Jennifer L. Wainright

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0031
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter describes research on adjustment and development among adolescents living with same-sex couples. Data were drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), ... More


Lesbian and Gay Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families: The Homestudy Assessment Process

Gerald P. Mallon

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0035
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines how child welfare agencies manage applications from prospective families headed by lesbians and gay men, what unique issues are encountered in this process, and how gays and ... More


Supporting Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Families Before and After Adoption

Devon Brooks, Hansung Kim, and Leslie H. Wind

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0037
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter reviews the social and political context of gay and lesbian adoption. It describes common experiences that gay men and lesbians have as they journey toward and beyond adoptive ... More


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