Lesbians and Lesbianisms
A Post-Jungian Perspective
Routledge – 2002 – 256 pages
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