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A Passion for Friends
A Passion for Friends

A Passion for Friends


275 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Microsoft Reader, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $24.95 (CA $33.95) (US $24.95)

Publication Date: September 2001

ISBN 9781876756086

Rights: US, CA & MX

Spinifex Press (Sep 2001)


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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 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.

Author Biography

Janice Raymond is the author of Women as Wombs and The Transexual Empire, and co-author of RU486: Misconceptions, Myths and Morals. She is also a contributor to Radically Speaking: Feminism Reclaimed. A leading thinker in feminist ethics, and professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts. From 1994 to 2007, she served as the co-executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Her book Not a Choice, Not a Job was published in 2015.,