Cross-purposes: lesbians, feminists, and the limits of alliance

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Indiana University Press, 1997 - Social Science - 238 pages
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"... innovative and important thinking about the various relations between feminist theory, queer theory, and lesbian theory, as well as the possibility that liberation can be mutual rather than mutually exclusive." -- Lambda Book Report

"Challenging and interesting." -- Just Out

A collection of fifteen interdisciplinary essays examining the history, current condition, and evolving shape of lesbian alliances with U.S. feminists. Contributors explore the social and aesthetic significance of the terms "lesbian" and "feminist" with the interest of reforming and strengthening them.

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Contents

Dykes in the Mainstream
19
FemLes Scramble
42
Lesbian Interventions in Language
49
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About the author (1997)

Dana Heller, Associate Professor of English at Old Dominion University, is the author of Family Plots: The De-Oedipalization of Popular Culture and The Feminization of Quest-Romance: Radical Departures.

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