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Booktitle:

Lesbian Identities in South Africa

Black and White Experiences in Johannesburg

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2010-11-02 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8383-7289-1

ISBN-10:
3838372891
EAN:
9783838372891
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
What does it mean to be a lesbian in South Africa today? The social changes evident in post-apartheid South Africa ask that theorists re-examine how lesbian identity is shaped within this context. This dissertation attempts to understand the different meanings attached to lesbian identities by examining the lived experiences of seven black and seven white lesbian women living in Johannesburg. Employing an intersectional analytical approach, this study suggests that lesbian identity is constructed alongside a person's multiple identities, which often overlap – such as race, gender, ties to family, religion and class. The study also draws attention to the way in which the coming-out process of lesbians can be studied in light of stigma and certain oppressive social spaces. This analysis should be especially useful to students and professionals in the Social sciences, and to those interested in the field of gender, feminism and sexuality.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
http://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Letitia Smuts
Number of pages:
108
Published on:
2010-11-02
Stock:
Available
Category:
Research on Woman and gender
Price:
4774.02 руб
Keywords:
Lesbian, Identity, Coming-out, Intersectionality, South Africa, multiple identities, Stigma, social space, Homosexuality

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