Book , Print in English

Tomboys and bachelor girls : a lesbian history of post-war Britain 1945-71

Rebecca Jennings.
  • Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2007.
  • [ix], 209 pages ; 23 cm.
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Summary
  • "Using an 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." "This book brings to life the history of post-war lesbian culture for the scholarly and general reader alike."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • 1. Tomboys, crushes and the construction of adolescent lesbian identities
  • 2. 'all-out career woman' and narratives of lesbianism at work
  • 3. Lesbian domesticity: relationships and the home
  • 4. Gateways club and the emergence of a post-war lesbian subculture
  • 5. Arena Three and the articulation of a collective lesbian identity.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-204) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780719075445
  • 0719075440
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 148906603
  • OCLC: 148906603