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Female masculinity

Author: Judith Halberstam
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: 0822322439 9780822322436
OCLC Number: 318280977
Awards: Winner of Triangle Awards (Lesbian Nonfiction) 1999
Short-listed for Lambda Literary Awards (Lesbian Studies) 1998
Short-listed for Lambda Literary Awards (Transgender) 1998
Description: xiv, 329 p. : il. ; 25 cm
Contents: Illustrations; Preface 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 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 Notes; Bibliography; Filmography; Index
Responsibility: Judith Halberstam.

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"Thank goodness for the dashing Judith Halberstam! Her new book is a smart, entertaining and informed tour of that most threatening of cultural identities: the masculine female. Oh, yum!"-Kate Read more...

 
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