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ISBN: 9780646041964
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210 x 138 mm
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Reading Between the Lines: A Lesbian Feminist Critique of Feminist Accounts of Sexuality
Denise Thompson
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A critical analysis of feminist writings on sexuality from a radical feminist and lesbian feminist standpoint. Critical of libertarianism, Denise Thompson provides a detailed analysis of the mechanisms of domination and the ways in which feminist theory is marginalised. A must-read for any serious feminist thinker.

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‘A brave, bold, passionately forthright book which invites us as feminists to re-affirm our lesbian priorities in a deeply ethical and political sense.’

Mia Campioni

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS;

Introduction

Phallocentricity and the Case for Political Lesbianism

PART ONE: EARLY WRITINGS

Missing the Point: Betty Friedan

Ann Oakley and Germaine Greer

Early Radical Feminism

Heterosexuality

Celibacy

Political Lesbianism

The Female Orgasm

Early Radical Feminism

PART TWO: THE QUESTION OF SOCIALIST FEMINISM

Socialist Feminism

Class

'Autonomy' or Separatism

In Defence of 'Cultural' Feminism


Socialist Feminism

'Science' and Materialism

Socialist Feminism and Sexuality

Two Early Accounts—Juliet Mitchell

Socialist Feminism and Sexuality II

'Essentialism', the 'Sex/Gender' Distinction, and Sexual 'Difference'

'Moralism' and Pluralism

Pornography

Pleasure and Danger

Barney at Barnard

AFTERWORD
NOTES
REFERENCES
NDEX 

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