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The Resource The Lesbian Revolution : Lesbian Feminism in the UK 1970-1990, by Sheila Jeffreys

The Lesbian Revolution : Lesbian Feminism in the UK 1970-1990, by Sheila Jeffreys

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The Lesbian Revolution : Lesbian Feminism in the UK 1970-1990
Title
The Lesbian Revolution
Title remainder
Lesbian Feminism in the UK 1970-1990
Statement of responsibility
by Sheila Jeffreys
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The Lesbian Revolution argues that lesbian feminists were a vital force in the Women{u2019}s Liberation Movement (WLM) They did not just play a fundamental role in the important changes wrought by second wave feminism, but created a powerful revolution in lesbian theory, culture and practice. Yet this lesbian revolution is undocumented. The book shows that lesbian feminists were founders of feminist institutions such as resources for women survivors of men{u2019}s violence, including refuges and rape crisis centres, and that they were central to campaigns against this violence. They created a feminist squatting movement, theatre groups, bands,art and poetry and conducted campaigns for lesbian rights. They also created a profound and challenging analysis of sexuality which has disappeared from the historical record. They analysed heterosexuality as a political institution, arguing that lesbianism was a political choice for feminists and, indeed, a form of resistance in itself. Using interviews with prominent lesbian feminists from the time of the WLM, and informed by the author's personal experience, this book aims to challenge the way the work and ideas of lesbian feminists have been eclipsed and to document the lesbian revolution. The book will be of key interest to scholars and students of women{u2019}s history, the history of feminism, the politics of sexuality, women{u2019}s studies, gender studies, lesbian and gay studies, queer studies and cultural studies, as well as to the lay reader interested in the WLM and feminism more generally
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Jeffreys, Sheila
Dewey number
306.76/63
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.6
LC item number
.G7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Taylor and Francis
Series statement
Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics
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  • Lesbians
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Lesbians
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The Lesbian Revolution : Lesbian Feminism in the UK 1970-1990, by Sheila Jeffreys
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 8. Identity Politics and the Destruction of Lesbian Feminism: The CIA couldnt have done it better (Rahila of Southall Black Sisters, 1986)
  • 9. The Demise of Lesbian Feminism
  • Postscript
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Origins of Lesbian Feminism
  • 2. Lesbian Culture
  • 3. The Lesbian Perspective
  • 4. Separatism
  • 5. Political Lesbianism and Heterosexuality
  • 6. Sadomasochism: The Challenge to the Politics of Sexual Equality
  • 7. The Gender Backlash: Butch/Femme Roleplaying
Control code
9781315105253
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315105253
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1050360712
Label
The Lesbian Revolution : Lesbian Feminism in the UK 1970-1990, by Sheila Jeffreys
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 8. Identity Politics and the Destruction of Lesbian Feminism: The CIA couldnt have done it better (Rahila of Southall Black Sisters, 1986)
  • 9. The Demise of Lesbian Feminism
  • Postscript
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Origins of Lesbian Feminism
  • 2. Lesbian Culture
  • 3. The Lesbian Perspective
  • 4. Separatism
  • 5. Political Lesbianism and Heterosexuality
  • 6. Sadomasochism: The Challenge to the Politics of Sexual Equality
  • 7. The Gender Backlash: Butch/Femme Roleplaying
Control code
9781315105253
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315105253
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1050360712

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