Her husband was a woman! : women's gender-crossing in modern British popular culture (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Her husband was a woman! : women's gender-crossing in modern British popular culture

Author: Alison Oram
Publisher: London : Routledge, ©2007.
Series: Women's and gender history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The author explores the popular press to analyse how women's cross-gender bevaviour and same-sex desires were presented to working-class and lower middle-class people. She describes the changing perception of female cross-dressing and its relationship to contemporary ways of writing about gender and (same-sex) desire in the popular press.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Oram
ISBN: 0415400066 9780415400060 0415400074 9780415400077
OCLC Number: 833289919
Description: xii, 192 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1900-late 1920s : the traditions of gender-crossing --
Work and war : masculinity, gender relations and the passing woman --
Sexuality, love and marriage : the gender-crossing woman as female husband --
The 1930s : entertaining modernity --
Gender-crossing and modern sexualities, 1928-39 --
'The sheik was a she!' : the gigolo and cosmopolitanism in the 1930s --
The 1930s 'sex change' story : medical technology and physical transformation --
Gender and sexual identities since the 1940s --
'Perverted passions' : sexual knowledge and popular culture, 1940-60.
Series Title: Women's and gender history
Responsibility: Alison Oram.
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Tracking the changing representation of female gender-crossing in the press, this text explores real-life case studies from the British tabloids of women who successfully passed as men in everyday  Read more...


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'This book really cheered me up. It is a strong scholarly work informed by a delicate and knowing substratum of expertise that informs the study with tender historical dexterity. Oram's analysis Read more...

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