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Feeling Women’s Liberation.

By: Hesford, Victoria.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Next Wave: New Directions in Women''s Studies: Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (350 p.).ISBN: 9780822397519.Subject(s): Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Lesbian feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Feeling Women’s LiberationDDC classification: 305.420973/0904 | 305.4209730904 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. Around 1970: The Feminist-as-Lesbian and a Movement in the Making; One: From Lady Protestors to Urban Guerrillas: Media Representations of the Women's Liberation Movement in 1970; Two: ''Goodbye to All That'': Killing Daddy's Girls and the Revolt against Proper Femininity; Three: Becoming Woman Identified Woman: Sexuality, Family Feelings, and Imagining Women's Liberation; Four: Fear of Flying: Kate Millett, the Difficulty of the New, and the Unmaking of the Feminist-as-Lesbian; Five: Looking for the Ghosts: Remembering Women's Liberation
Epilogue. The Politics of Memory and Feeling HistoricalNotes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Revisiting the rhetoric about and from within the women''s liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s, Victoria Hesford argues that contemporary accounts of the movement obscure its diversity.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. Around 1970: The Feminist-as-Lesbian and a Movement in the Making; One: From Lady Protestors to Urban Guerrillas: Media Representations of the Women's Liberation Movement in 1970; Two: ''Goodbye to All That'': Killing Daddy's Girls and the Revolt against Proper Femininity; Three: Becoming Woman Identified Woman: Sexuality, Family Feelings, and Imagining Women's Liberation; Four: Fear of Flying: Kate Millett, the Difficulty of the New, and the Unmaking of the Feminist-as-Lesbian; Five: Looking for the Ghosts: Remembering Women's Liberation

Epilogue. The Politics of Memory and Feeling HistoricalNotes; Bibliography; Index

Revisiting the rhetoric about and from within the women''s liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s, Victoria Hesford argues that contemporary accounts of the movement obscure its diversity.

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Hesford's Feeling Women's Liberation rereads the history of the feminist second wave, emphasizing the changing valences of lesbian as feminist. The written history of the movement, Hesford (women's and gender studies, Stony Brook Univ.) contends, has rendered both the figure of the lesbian and the lived historical period static and homogenous, while in reality both were fluid, contingent, and heterogeneous. To make her argument, she traces the lesbian's emergence and subsequent transformation, from the 1960s to the 1980s, from a sexual deviant to a kind of sex maniac to an asexual being. In her most fascinating chapter, she reads Kate Millett's Flying (1974) as Millett's exploration of a woman's sexuality that is not straight, or lesbian, or monogamous. Hersford contends with this book Millett prepares the way for the essential questions of queer theory while simultaneously attempting to understand the self as historically specific, at least in terms of class, gender, and sexuality, though not in the terms of race. Hesford has written a tour de force that should be read by anyone interested in the history of the women's movement, feminist theory, or queer theory. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. B. A. McGowan Northern Illinois University

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<p>Victoria Hesford is Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stony Brook University. She is the coeditor of Feminist Time against Nation Time: Gender, Politics, and the Nation-State in an Age of Permanent War .</p>

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