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Unpacking Queer Politics: A Lesbian Feminist Perspective
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Polity Pr
Publication date March 14, 2003
Pages 189
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780745628387
ISBN-10 0745628389
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $22.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Unpacking Queer Politics argues that the strong lesbian feminist movement of the 1970s, which was able to articulate a philosophy and practice that distinguished lesbian politics from gay male politics, was submerged in the 1990s beneath a gay male agenda called queer politics.





The new politics repudiated lesbian feminist ideas and celebrated 'manhood' as a goal for gay men. Practices which construct this 'manhood', such as sadomasochism, cutting and piercing, female-to-male transsexual surgery, and which are promoted in queer politics, need to be understood as forms of self-harm which result from the oppression of lesbians and gay men. The political agenda of queer politics is damaging to the interests of lesbians, women in general, and to marginalized and vulnerable constituencies of gay men.


The book concludes by arguing that precisely the commitment to equality in relationships and sex that has been so important to lesbian feminists, and so excoriated in much of queer theory, should form the basis of a social transformation. In this way lesbians should be seen as the vanguard of social change.

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9780745628370 | details & prices | 189 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $69.95
About: Unpacking Queer Politics argues that the strong lesbian feminist movement of the 1970s, which was able to articulate a philosophy and practice that distinguished lesbian politics from gay male politics, was submerged in the 1990s beneath a gay male agenda called queer politics.
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from Polity Pr (March 14, 2003)
9780745628387 | details & prices | 189 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Unpacking Queer Politics argues that the strong lesbian feminist movement of the 1970s, which was able to articulate a philosophy and practice that distinguished lesbian politics from gay male politics, was submerged in the 1990s beneath a gay male agenda called queer politics.

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