Feminist Issues

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 89–94 | Cite as

Social categorizations and construction of a Lesbian subject

  • Claudie Lesselier


Dominant Discourse Literary Text Feminist Issue Homosexual Identity Political Approach 
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    Monique Wittig, “The Point of View: Universal or Particular?”Feminist Issues 3, no. 2 (Fall 1983), pp. 63–69.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    See Lillian Faderman,Surpassing the Love of Men (New York: Morrow, 1981), pp. 357–73.Google Scholar
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    Pénélope, no. 12 (Printemps 1985), “Mémoires de femmes.”Google Scholar
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    Yves Lequin, “La Mémoire à travers le document oral,” inProblèmes de méthodes en histoire orale (Paris: Institut d’Histoire du Temps Present, 1980).Google Scholar
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    Michael Pollack, “Encadrement et silence, le travail de la mémoire,”Pénélope, no. 12 (Printemps 1985).Google Scholar
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    The journalArcadie (1954-1982), for example, showed great interest in the history and ethnology of homosexuality and published some interesting studies but their desire to prove the natural and universal character of homosexuality succeeded in masking the totally different meanings that relations called homosexual could have in time and space.Google Scholar
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    Régine Robin, “Récit de vie, discours social et parole vraie,” Vingtième siècle, no. 10 (Avril/Juin 1986).Google Scholar
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    As Marie-Jo Bonnet shows in the last chapter ofUn choix sans équivoque (Paris: Denoel, 1981).Google Scholar
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    As is the case in the psychiatric discourse. See the example of the work by Frank Caprio,L’homosexualité de la femme (translated into French in 1955) and the way in which he uses against lesbianism lesbian literary texts, his patients’ histories, etc.Google Scholar
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    See M. Maffesoli, “L’Hypothèse de la centralité souterraine,”International Review of Community Development (Montreal), 1986.Google Scholar
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    Christiane Rochefort,Stances à Sophie (Paris: Grasset, 1963).Google Scholar
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    Monique Wittig,The Opoponax (Plainfield, Vermont: Daughters, 1976). (First published in French in 1964).Google Scholar
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    See interview with Monique Wittig inEmma (March 1986) and Monique Wittig, “The Mark of Gender,”Feminist Issues 5, no. 2 (Fall 1985), pp. 3–12.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    A poem which has a very particular place in lesbian culture (outside of Baudelairean writing and thematics) and which, for example, appeared in a record entitledPoèmes lesbiens recorded around 1932 by Suzy Solidor, a well-known signer and manager of a lesbian bar.Google Scholar
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    See Monique Wittig, “The Trojan Horse,”Feminist Issues 4, no. 2, (Fall 1984), pp. 45–49.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Monique Wittig, “Breaking the Heterosexual Contract,”The Village Voice, 26 June 1984.Google Scholar
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    Monique Wittig, “One is Not Born a Woman,”Feminist Issues 1, no. 2 (Winter 1981), pp. 47–54.Google Scholar

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