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How to Recognize a Lesbian: The Cultural Politics of Looking Like What You Are
Signs - Special issue on Theorizing Lesbian Experience (1993)
  • Lisa Walker, University of Southern Maine
Abstract

Looks at the efforts of white feminists Donna Haraway, Sue-Ellen Case, and Judith Butler to denaturalize the categories that regulate a lesbian's identity. Haraway's `A Manifesto for Cyborgs'; Case's `Towards a Butch-Femme Aesthetic' as an indictment of the feminist community's history of racism and homophobia; Butler's `Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions'.

Keywords
  • Lesbians - Psychology
Publication Date
Summer 1993
Citation Information
Lisa Walker. "How to Recognize a Lesbian: The Cultural Politics of Looking Like What You Are" Signs - Special issue on Theorizing Lesbian Experience Vol. 18 Iss. 4 (1993)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lisa_walker/6/