Separating Lesbian theory from Feminist theory

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Abstract

Now, there is nothing wrong with using feminist tools to analyze lesbianism. Indeed, something would be wrong with feminist theory if it could not be usefully applied to lesbianism in a way that both illuminates lesbianism and extends feminist theory itself. And there would surely be something lacking in lesbian thought if it did not make use of feminist insights. My worry is that if this is all that lesbian feminism amounts to then there is no lesbian theory. Lesbian theory and feminist theory are one, and that one is feminist theory. What more could one want?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFeminist Social Thought
Subtitle of host publicationA Reader
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages200-218
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781135025021
ISBN (Print)0415915368, 9780415915373
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Calhoun, C. (2014). Separating Lesbian theory from Feminist theory. In Feminist Social Thought: A Reader (pp. 200-218). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203705841-20