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Miller, Heather Lee 1969-

Overview
Works: 8 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 232 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E78.N8, 323.1197078
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Heather Lee Miller
A portrait of the Tribal Liaison Program, 1987-2005 by United States( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides transcripts of interviews with 12 employees in various offices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division to illuminate the nature of Federal efforts to improve communication between the governments
Women's Rights National Historical Park : ethnographic overview and assessment by Heather Lee Miller( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The teeming brothel : sex acts, desires, and sexual identities in the United States, 1870-1940 by Heather Lee Miller( )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: At the margins of women's sexuality, so-called deviant women -- masturbators and nymphomaniacs, and especially prostitutes and lesbians -- set the boundaries for "normal female sexuality" in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Despite the supposed nineteenth-century ideal of women's "passionlessness", sexually "deviant" women enjoyed, desired, and participated in numerous sex acts with both men and women, much to the chagrin of "respectable" white middle-class men and women who tried, but usually failed -- if judged by the increased shrillness of their voices over the period between 1870 and 1930 -- to determine the outlines of what constituted acceptable female (and male) sexual and gender behavior. "The Teeming Brothel" is a cultural, social, and medical history of women's sex acts and sexualities within the commercial sex context. The title can be read in two ways: literally, as in an actual brothel teeming with divergent sex acts and sexualities; and figuratively, to represent society's fears of what the world might become if deviant female sexualities were allowed to run rampant in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This study combines analysis of published sexological treatises and surveys from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with examination of prostitutes' diaries and autobiographies, guides to and descriptions of brothels and red-light districts, one man's "erotic autobiography," pornography, and written reports of the men and women who participated in purity campaigns and vice reform in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States. Ultimately, I conclude that the sexual history of prostitutes is complex and does not easily follow the historiographical models that have preceded this work. Sexual behavior, desire, and identity among commercial sex workers, although always categorized as "deviant," does not easily conform to the chronology laid out by previous historians. Scientific methodology and some conclusions about the nature of female sexuality changed, as did the historical and social context within which scientific research was being conducted. However, many of the parallels sexologists drew among so-called deviant groups of women -- masturbators, nymphomaniacs, prostitutes, lesbians, and feminists -- remained strikingly similar. The multiple and varied sex acts in which prostitutes participated for money and the complexity of these women's sexual identities and desires persisted throughout the period (and has continued through to the present). This dissertation lays out the trajectories of and complex links among changes and continuities in social discourse and then assesses how they were reflected in and also affected the lives, sexual activities, and sexual identities of commercial sex workers in the United States between 1870 and 1940
From moral suasion to moral coercion : persistence and transformation in prostitution reform, Portland, Oregon, 1888-1916 by Heather Lee Miller( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Bigfork hydroelectric project : historic engineering report by Ann Gillespie( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Big Hole pumping station by Natalie Perrin( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Oral history of Robert Taylor and James Arthur ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Oral history of Robert Taylor and James Arthur ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (11)