The Lesbian Issue

Essays from Signs

Edited by Estelle B. Freedman, Barbara C. Gelpi, Susan L. Johnson, and Kathleen M. Weston

Edited by Estelle B. Freedman, Barbara C. Gelpi, Susan L. Johnson, and Kathleen M. Weston

326 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1982, 1984
Paper $22.95 ISBN: 9780226261522 Published May 1985
This important collection of articles reflects the growing recognition that the study of women whose primary relation is to other women makes a vital contribution to feminist scholarship. A milestone in lesbian studies  - a field often trivialized, ignored, or denied, and always controversial - this volume enriches and enlarges our understanding of women in culture and society.
Contents
INTRODUCTION

The Mythic Mannish Lesbian: Radclyffe Hall and the New Woman
Esther Newmann

Sexuality and Gender in Certain Native American Tribes: The Case of Cross-Gender Females
Evelyn Blackwood

Distance and Desire: English Boarding-School Friendships
Martha Vicinus

"The Thing Not Named": Willa Cather as a Lesbian Writer
Sharon O'Brien

Sapphistries
Susan Gubar

"I go where I love": An Intertextual Study of H. D. and Adrienne Rich
Susan Stanford Friedman

Comment on Friedman's "I go where I love": An Intertextual Study of H. D. and Adrienne Rich
Adrienne Rich

Reply to Rich
Susan Stanford Friedman

Displacing the Phallic Subject: Wittig's Lesbian Writing
Namascar Shaktini

Ourself Behind Ourself: A Theory for Lesbian Writers
Jean E. Kennard

Homosexuality, Homophobia, and Revolution: Notes toward an Unsderstanding of the Cuban Lesbian and Gay Male Experience, Part I
Lourdes Arguelles and B. Ruby Rich

Descrimination Against Lesbians in the Work Force
Martin P. Levine and Robin Leonard

Sexuality, Class, and Conflict in a Lesbian Workplace
Kathleen M. Weston and Lisa B. Rofel

REVIEW ESSAYS

Lesbian Identity and Community: Recent Social Science Literature
Susan Krieger

Comment on Krieger's "Lesbian Identity and Community: Recent Social Science Literature"
Chela Sandoval
Comment on Krieger's "Lesbian Identity and Community: Recent Social Science Literature"
Ann R. Bristow and Pam Langford Pearn

Reply to Sandoval and Bristow and Pearn
Susan Krieger

The Politics of Transliteration: Lesbian Personal Narratives
Bonnie Zimmerman

ARCHIVES

Lesbian Sexuality in Renaissance Italy: The Case of Sister Benedetta Carlini
Judith C. Brown

The Military and Lesbians during the McCarthy Years
Allan Bérubé and John D'Emilio

INDEX
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