While Lesbian Studies is established as a commodity in the academic marketplace, its disciplinary contours are rather more obscure-and even more problematically, its disciplinary genealogy remains somewhat crude. The dominant genealogy of Lesbian Studies might best be characterized as a 'collision model,' a battle between politics and theory, even though much existing scholarship draws on both Lesbian-Feminist Theory and Queer Theory.1 This article proposes that the tools and methods of a sub-field called 'Lesbian Cultural History' might be useful in generating other historical accounts of the origins and evolution of Lesbian Studies. Such a project is vital because the writing of our disciplinary History clarifies how we envision a disciplinary future. © by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Lesbian Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- 'Politics versus theory'
- Disciplinary genealogy
- Lesbian cultural history
- Lesbian Studies