a set of social norms supporting heterosexuality as the dominant sexuality as well as the alignment of biological sex, sexuality, gender identity, and gender roles (Lovaas & Jenkins, 2006)

books about lesbian identity

lesbian realitieslesbian realities / lesbian fictions in contemporary spain

  • lesbian cultures and identities in modern Spain
  • key international scholars
  • realities of lesbian lives
  • construction of spanish lesbian identity through language and media
  • carme riera, lola van guardia, flavia company
  • lesbian invisibility and visibility

editors: vosburg & collins


cover of the lesbian premodernthe lesbian premodern

  • female same-sex desire and identity in pre-modern cultures
  • theories and histories of lesbian sexuality
  • key queer scholars in lesbian studies and queer theory
  • medieval and early modern sexualities
  • transhistorical sexuality studies between then and now
  • women’s same-sex desire across history

editors: giffney, sauer & watt


lesbians at worklesbians and work: the advantages and disadvantages of comfortable shoes

  • differences and similarities between lesbians in careers throughout the world
  • lesbian women’s working lives
  • lesbians responding to workplace heteronormativity
  • international perspectives on lesbians and work
  • managing sexual diversity in the workplace
  • addressing sexual prejudice

editor: brand


cover of lesbians in east asialesbians in east asia: diversity, identities and resistance

  • same-sex relationships in east asia
  • research into lesbianism in hong kong, china, japan and korea
  • lesbian rights and feminism
  • gender inequality and discrimination
  • identity politics
  • conflicting ideas between feminists and lesbians

editors: khor & kamano