Identity poetics : race, class, and the lesbian-feminist roots of queer theory / Linda Garber.

In seeking to bridge what is often a generation gap between lesbian feminists on the essentialist/existential side of the schism and postmodern queer theorists favoring the social construction of lesbian identity, Graber (social sciences, California State U., Fresno) critically overviews the writing...

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Main Author: Garber, Linda.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Series:Between men--between women.
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Summary:In seeking to bridge what is often a generation gap between lesbian feminists on the essentialist/existential side of the schism and postmodern queer theorists favoring the social construction of lesbian identity, Graber (social sciences, California State U., Fresno) critically overviews the writing of influential poet-activist- theorists Judy Grahn, Pat Parker, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, and Gloria Anzaldúa. A major concern is de-marginalizing working- class/lesbians of color in this debate. The final chapter traces the rise of queer theory circa 1991.
Physical Description:262 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-248) and index.
ISBN:0231110324
9780231110327
0231110332
9780231110334