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Fashioning Sapphism : the origins of a modern English lesbian culture

Author: Laura L Doan
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Series: Between men--between women.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The highly publicized obscenity trial of Radclyffe Hall's 'The Well of Loneliness' (1928) is generally recognized as the crystallizing moment in the construction of a visible modern English lesbian culture. Drawing on extensive new archival research, 'Fashioning Sapphism' locates Radclyffe Hall and other prominent lesbians within English modernity through the multiple sites of law, sexology, fashion, and literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura L Doan
ISBN: 0231110065 9780231110068 0231110073 9780231110075
OCLC Number: 44406349
Awards: Winner of Triangle Awards (Lesbian Nonfiction) 2002
Description: xxiii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "It's Hard to Tell Them Apart Today" --
The Mythic Moral Panic: Radclyffe Hall and the New Genealogy --
"That Nameless Vice Between Women": Lesbianism and the Law --
Outraging the Decencies of Nature? Uniformed Female Bodies --
Passing Fashions: Reading Female Masculinities in the 1920s --
Lesbian Writers and Sexual Science: A Passage to Modernity? --
Portrait of a Sapphist? Fixing the Frame of Reference.
Series Title: Between men--between women.
Responsibility: Laura Doan.

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An in-depth study of early 20th century social conditions and cultural trends in Britain that constructed the popular image of the "modern lesbian"  Read more...

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"A fine contribution to the growing body of scholarship on the history of lesbian lives, and the image of lesbians in modern society." -- Juliet Sarkessian, Lambda Book Report

 
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