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Lesbians and Lesbianisms

A Post-Jungian Perspective, 1st Edition

By Claudette Kulkarni


256 pages

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Claudette Kulkarni explores lesbian experience from a Jungian and feminist perspective, through interviews with women who see themselves as lesbians or who are in a lesbian relationship.

Although a feminist treatment of the subject challenges the heterosexism of Jungian theory, the author presents a link between theory and experience that is consistent with both approaches.

She concludes that when a woman finds herself loving another woman she is often responding to a profound psychological instinct to act, in spite of internal conflict or external opposition, and that this is a significant move in the service of personal and collective individuation and a movement toward achieving self-understanding


'This is one of the most honest accounts I have ever come across - Kulkarni as a person is present within her words.' - A.S.I.I.P. 1998 Year Book

'To all readers who enjoy a rich weave of conceptual connections, I particularly recommend this book.' - The Round Table Review

About the Author

Claudette Kulkarni

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health