Lesbian Lifestyles

Women’s Work and the Politics of Sexuality

  • Authors
  • Gillian A. Dunne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gillian A. Dunne
    Pages 38-70
  3. Gillian A. Dunne
    Pages 92-126
  4. Gillian A. Dunne
    Pages 226-231
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 232-258

About this book


This fascinating book illustrates the importance of analyzing sexuality by examining ways in which stepping outside heterosexuality necessitates and facilitates long-term economic independence. Based on a life-history study, the book charts key stages in the lives of non-heterosexual women, including their experiences of gendering in childhood and their responses to 'the culture of romantic heterosexuality'. In particular it documents the impact of 'coming' out on their lives and the way sexuality has affected their approach both to intimate relationships and paid work.


childhood education employment gender women

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