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Lesbian Research

Lesbian research is inquiry that focuses on the lives, experiences, and meanings of those who are socially identified as lesbians; this identity label is temporal, culturally determined, and socially constructed. Today, lesbian refers to women who are primarily sexually and romantically attracted to other women. Lesbian research is indebted to the advances and insights of feminism, a movement for social justice centered on women. Reflecting this historic connection, lesbian research has attempted to redress the imbalance of attention to dominant groups in traditional inquiry by calling attention to and countering the invisibility of lesbians through sustained investigation. This approach is aligned with a range of curriculum studies orientations including social reconstruction, feminist critique and gender analysis, reconceptualization, critical perspectives, autobiography and biography, and more ...

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