Un/Popular Culture

Un/Popular Culture

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Theorizing lesbian, Kathleen Martindale writes, is like embarking on terra incognita. In this book, Martindale offers her lucidly written analysis as a guide through the complex and provocative terrain of lesbian literary and cultural theory. Using the publication of Adrienne Rich's Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence and the outbreak of the American sex wars as a starting point, Martindale traces the emergence of lesbian postmodernism and how lesbian-feminism changed from a popular to an unpopular culture and from a political vanguard into a cultural neo-avant garde.Everywhere else, that is, in the cultural hinterlands where many of us are doing this work, homophobia prevails, and ... teachers have accomplished by raising impertinent questions in the classroom, by slyly getting texts and essay topics on anbsp;...

Title:Un/Popular Culture
Author:Kathleen Martindale
Publisher:SUNY Press - 1997


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