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

Cheshire Calhoun


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 lesbians from the margins of feminist theory to the centre by critiquing the analytic frameworks employed within feminist theory that render invisible the difference of lesbians from heterosexual women. The basic features of lesbian and gay subordination are also addressed by exploring the differences between heterosexual dominance and gender and race relations. Throughout the book, the aim is to re‐cen ... More

Keywords: feminism, feminist theory, gay men, lesbians, sexual orientation, sexual politics, subordination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199257669
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199257663.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cheshire Calhoun, author
Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Acting Chair, University of Louisville
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