Fatally Flawed? : Discursive Evidence from the Movement to Establish Lesbian Studies Programs

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Fatally Flawed? : Discursive Evidence from the Movement to Establish Lesbian Studies Programs

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-11T21:55:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-11T21:55:49Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10680/144
dc.description.abstract While related areas such as Queer Studies and Sexuality Studies have become established as disciplinary formations in North American and British universities, Lesbian Studies has not. This article reports on an analysis of key publications by critics and advocates of Lesbian Studies to explore the possibility that Lesbian Studies was flawed in ways that account for its non-emergence. Charges against Lesbian Studies include naïve essentialism, white middle-classness, separatism, and paranoia. Discourse analysis of books by Lesbian Studies advocates examines evidence of each of these qualities and concludes that Lesbian Studies was above all too lesbian to be successfully integrated into the enduringly heteropatriarchal institution of universities. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of Winnipeg en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Feminism and Psychology en_US
dc.subject Lesbian Studies en_US
dc.subject Race en_US
dc.subject Identity en_US
dc.title Fatally Flawed? : Discursive Evidence from the Movement to Establish Lesbian Studies Programs en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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