Lesbian Choices by Claudia Card

Lesbian Choices

byClaudia Card

Paperback | September 14, 1995

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Renowned feminist philosopher Card courageously explores the complex ethical and political questions lesbians face regarding their identities and their relationships both within and outside of lesbian communities.

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Claudia Card is Professor of Philosophy with affiliations in Women's Studies and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she has taught since 1966. She is editor ofAdventures in Lesbian Philosophy (1994) andLesbian Ethics (1991).
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Title:Lesbian ChoicesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 8.75 × 0.92 × 0.68 inPublished:September 14, 1995Publisher:Columbia University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231080093

ISBN - 13:9780231080095

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Finding My Voice-Reminiscence of an OutlawPart One: Constructing Ourselves 1. What Is Lesbian Culture?2. Lesbian Attitudes and The Second Sex3. Choosing Lesbianism4. Lesbian EthicsPart Two: Lesbians in Relationship: Ups and Downs 5. Lesbian Friendship: Separations and Continua6. Horizontal Violence: Partner Battering and Lesbian Stalking7. Female Incest and Adult Lesbian CrisesPart Three: Coming Out: Issues in a Wider Society 8. Homophobia and Lesbian/Gay Pride9. The Military Ban and the ROTC: A Study in Closeting10. Other People's Secrets: The Ethics of Outing11. Sadomasochism: Charting the IssuesNotesSelected BibliographyIndex

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Renowned feminist philosopher Claudia Card courageously explores the complex ethical and political questions lesbians face regarding their identities and their relationship both within and outside the lesbian communities.

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Relying both on her academic training as a philosopher and her position in the academy (and the community) as an out lesbian, Card tackles topics ranging from the ban on gays and lesbians in the military to questions of battering, female on female incest, and sadomasochism in the lesbian community.... This book should be in any collection supporting women's studies and/or lesbian and gay studies. A thoughtful and very intelligent analysis....This work of lesbian philosophy and ethics will be important to teachers and students of Lesbian and gay studies and to all who think seriously about lesbian feminism as a crucial movement in our society.