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The Gender Closet

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet

Published in print September 2002 | ISBN: 9780199257669
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598906 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199257663.003.0003
 The Gender Closet

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This chapter focuses largely on lesbian feminist theorizing in the 1990s, and argues that although it was committed to articulating differences between women, it nevertheless failed to make room for fully lesbian feminist theorizing. The assumption is challenged that if only feminist thinking began from the right conception of ‘woman’, it would then be adequate to the task of theorizing lesbians.

Keywords: feminist theory; lesbian theory

Chapter.  12356 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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