Tomboys and Bachelor Girls: A Lesbian History of Post-War Britain 1945-71 (BOK)

Rebecca Jennings

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Using a rich array of oral histories and archival sources, Tomboys and bachelor girls provides the first detailed academic study of lesbian identity and culture in post-war Britain. Described by psychiatrists as immature and neurotic, and widely ignored as taboo by mainstream society, lesbians nevertheless recognised and accepted their same-sex desire and sought out women like themselves. Challenging the conventional picture of the post-war decades as years of austerity and conservative femininity, this book traces the emergence of a vibrant lesbian social scene in Britain, centred on the metropolitan nightclubs of post-war London, but also developing across the country, through lesbian magazines and social organisations. This fascinating book brings to life the rich history of post-war lesbian culture for the scholarly and general reader alike.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Rebecca Jennings
ISBN 9780719089923
Antall sider 220 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 285 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, Social & cultural history, Lesbian studies

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