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Main : feminism, history, lesbian, non-fiction, philosophy, Spinifex Feminist Classic

ISBN: 9781876756086
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227 x 152 mm
275 pp
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A Passion For Friends: Toward A Philosophy Of Female Affection
Janice Raymond (ed.)
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Janice Raymond offers a vision of female friendship that is as exhilarating as it is controversial. In this feminist classic, she explores the many manifestations of friendship between women, including the ancient Greek hetairai, the sisterhood of medieval nuns and the marriage resisters of China. Thousands of women have created their own communities and destinies through friendship. She also examines the contemporary women's movement and its networks and friendships – as well as the forces operating against friendship between women. A tough and clear-sighted analysis, and a book to read again and again.

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‘Every once in a while a book appears from the edges of feminist exploration which stands the social rules and mores of Western society on its head... To any woman who has wondered where the original bonding of the women's movement went, this book is a must.' 

Tribune (London)

‘… a thoughtful, analytical, critical examination of friendship.’ 

Belles Lettres (USA)

Table of Contents

Preface p xiii; Introduction p.1; I  Origins of Female Friendship: In the Beginning Was Woman p. 31; II Varieties of Female Friendship: The Nun as Loose Woman p. 71; IIIMore Loose Women: The Chinese Marriage Resisters p. 115; IV Obstacles to Female Friendship p. 149; A Vision of Female Friendship: Two-sights Seeing p. 203; Notes p. 243; Index p. 267

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