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Author: Leila J Rupp
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Series: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the ancient poet Sappho to tombois in contemporary Indonesia, women throughout history and around the globe have desired, loved, and had sex with other women. Sapphistries tells their stories, capturing the multitude of ways that diverse societies have shaped female same-sex sexuality across time and place. Leila Rupp reveals how, from the time of the very earliest societies, the possibility of love between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leila J Rupp
ISBN: 9780814775929 0814775926 9780814776445 0814776442 9780814777268 0814777260
OCLC Number: 326466225
Description: xi, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
In the beginning (40,000-1200 BCE) --
In ancient worlds (3500 BCE-800 CE) --
In unlikely places (500 BCE-1600 CE) --
In plain sight (1100-1900) --
Finding each other (1600-1900) --
What's in a name? (1890-1930) --
In public (1920-1980) --
A world of difference (1980 --
present) --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Leila J. Rupp.

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From the ancient poet Sappho to tombois in contemporary Indonesia, women throughout history and around the globe have desired, loved, and had sex with other women. This title tells their stories,  Read more...

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