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Female masculinity

Author: Judith Halberstam
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1998.
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Takes aim at the protected status of male masculinity and shows that female masculinity has offered a distinct alternative to it for well over two hundred years. This book uncovers a hidden history  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Halberstam
ISBN: 0822322269 9780822322269 0822322439 9780822322436
OCLC Number: 39235591
Description: xiv, 329 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. An Introduction to Female Masculinity: Masculinity without Men --
2. Perverse Presentism: The Androgyne, the Tribade, the Female Husband, and Other Pre-Twentieth-Century Genders --
3. "A Writer of Misfits": John Radclyffe Hall and the Discourse of Inversion --
4. Lesbian Masculinity: Even Stone Butches Get the Blues --
5. Transgender Butch: Butch/FTM Border Wars and the Masculine Continuum --
6. Looking Butch: A Rough Guide to Butches on Film --
7. Drag Kings: Masculinity and Performance --
8. Raging Bull (Dyke): New Masculinities.
Responsibility: Judith Halberstam.

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"Female Masculinity is a full-on attack on the idea that masculinity is exclusively or even primarily the property of men. On the contrary, says Judith Halberstam, women have been practising their Read more...

 
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