Books in category Social Science – Lesbian Studies

  • Femme

    Laura Harris, Elizabeth Crocker

    Femme seeks to redress the ways that femme identities have been elided, idealized, or not fully historicized in a productive reconsideration of lesbian and butch-femme history, of feminism, and of queer thought.

  • Closeted Writing and Lesbian and Gay Literature

    Closeted Writing and Lesbian and Gay Literature
    David M. Robinson

    Arguing for renewed attention to covert same-sex-oriented writing (and to authorial intention more generally), this study explores the representation of female and male homosexuality in late sixteenth- through mid-eighteenth-century British …

  • Queer Temporalities in Gay Male Representation

    Queer Temporalities in Gay Male Representation
    Dustin Bradley Goltz

    Through the analysis of over seventy films and thirty television series, ranging from Shortbus, Sweet Home Alabama, and Poseidon to Noah’s Arc, Brothers & Sisters, and Dawson’s Creek, Goltz examines reoccurring narrative structures in …

  • The Lesbian Index

    The Lesbian Index
    Kim Emery

    Adds historical and philosophical perspectives to current debates over whether lesbian identity is socially constructed or genetically based.

  • The Seduction of the Mediterranean

    The Seduction of the Mediterranean
    Robert Aldrich

    Through an explanation of forty figures in European culture, ^The Seduction of the Mediterranean argues that the Mediterranean, classical and contemporary, was the central theme in homoerotic writing and art from the 1750s to the 1950s.

  • School Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Youth

    School Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Youth
    Mary Bierman Harris

    This proactive collection features the viewpoints of youth advocates, school teachers, administrators, and academic researchers who are currently seeking to break down the walls of discrimination, harassment, and brutality that continue to …

  • Sexy Bodies

    Sexy Bodies
    Elizabeth A. Grosz, Elspeth Probyn

    The collection includes two important pieces of fiction by Mary Fallon and Nicole Brossard.

  • Sexual Subjects

    Sexual Subjects
    Adria E. Schwartz

    Written from a psychoanalytic and postmodern perspective, this book is a significant contribution to the work done on the conceptualization of lesbian sexuality and identity.

  • Straight Science Homosexuality Evolution and Adaptation

    Straight Science? Homosexuality, Evolution and Adaptation
    Jim McKnight

    A genetic basis for homosexuality has been all but proved, yet Darwinism, the most widely accepted evolutionary theory, emphasises successful reproduction.

  • Lesbian Communities

    Lesbian Communities
    Esther D. Rothblum, Penny Sablove

    You'll also learn about: the birth, joys, and tribulations of an online community that becomes physical each year at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival the accidental birth of a lesbian community in isolated and fundamentalist-dominated …

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