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The Resource Odd girls and twilight lovers : a history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, Lillian Faderman

Odd girls and twilight lovers : a history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, Lillian Faderman

Label
Odd girls and twilight lovers : a history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America
Title
Odd girls and twilight lovers
Title remainder
a history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Lillian Faderman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A broad spectrum of lesbian life, past and present
Member of
Awards note
  • Gay and Lesbian Book Award (American Library Association), 1992
  • Lambda Literary Award, 1991
Cataloging source
IUO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Faderman, Lillian
Dewey number
  • 305.48
  • 306.766
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.6.U5
LC item number
F33 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HQ 75.6
NLM item number
F144o 1992
Series statement
Between men--between women
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lesbianism
  • Lesbians
  • Homosexuality, Female
  • United States
  • United States
  • Lesbianism
  • Lesbians
  • United States
Label
Odd girls and twilight lovers : a history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, Lillian Faderman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. "The Loves of Women for Each Other": "Romantic Friends" in the Twentieth Century -- The Educated "Spinster" -- The Metamorphosis of Romantic Friendship -- "Poets and Lovers Evermore" -- Lesbian Sex Between "Devoted Companions" -- 2. A Worm in the Bud: The Early Sexologists and Love Between Women -- Sexual Inversion and "Masculine" or Transvestite Women -- Feminists as Sexual Freaks -- The Attack on "Romantic Friendship" -- The Dissemination of Knowledge Through Fiction -- Why Some Lesbians Accepted the Congenital Invert Theory -- 3. Lesbian Chic: Experimentation and Repression in the 1920s -- The Roots of Bisexual Experimentation -- White "Slumming" in Harlem -- Black Lesbians in Harlem -- A Note on Working-Class Lesbian Communities Elsewhere in America -- Lesbians in Bohemia -- The Heterosexual Revolution and the Lesbian in the Woodpile -- 4. Wastelands and Oases: The 1930s -- Kinder, Kuche, Kirche and the "Bisexual" Compromise
  • The View from the Outside -- "In the Life" -- Lesbian Sex in the 1930s -- 5. "Naked Amazons and Queer Damozels": World War II and Its Aftermath -- Armies of Lovers -- A "Government-Sponsored" Subculture -- The Heyday of the Lesbian "Sicko" -- Curing Lesbians on the Couch -- 6. The Love that Dares Not Speak Its Name: McCarthyism and Its Legacy -- "Are You or Have You Even Been a Member of a Lesbian Relationship?" -- War in the Cold War Years: The Military Witch-Hunts -- A Sad Legacy -- 7. Butches, Femmes, and Kikis: Creating Lesbian Subcultures in the 1950s and '60s -- Working-Class and Young Lesbians: The Gay Bars -- Working-Class and Young Lesbians: Butch/Femme Roles -- "Kiki" Lesbians: The Upper and Middle Classes and Subculture Clashes -- 8. "Not a Public Relations Movement": Lesbian Revolutions in the 1960s Through '70s -- The Gay Revolution: Quiet Beginnings -- The Gay Revolution: Explosion -- Love Between Women in a New Light
  • The Lesbian-Feminist Revolution -- Splits, Coalitions, and Resolutions -- 9. Lesbian Nation: Creating a Women-Identified-Women Community in the 1970s -- Blueprints for a Lesbian-Feminist Culture -- Culture Building: The Media -- Taking Care of Our Own: Body and Soul -- Being "Politically Correct" -- Factions and Battles -- 10. Lesbian Sex Wars in the 1980s -- Lesbian Sex and the Cultural Feminists -- The Struggle to Be Sexually Adventurous -- The Attraction of "Opposites" -- 11. From Tower of Babel to Community: Lesbian Life in the 1980s -- The Shift to Moderation -- Validation of Diversity -- Unity -- A Note on the '90s: Queer Nation?
Control code
25956502
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 373 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780140171228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copies 1 and 2 forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection and is signed by author.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25956502
Label
Odd girls and twilight lovers : a history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, Lillian Faderman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. "The Loves of Women for Each Other": "Romantic Friends" in the Twentieth Century -- The Educated "Spinster" -- The Metamorphosis of Romantic Friendship -- "Poets and Lovers Evermore" -- Lesbian Sex Between "Devoted Companions" -- 2. A Worm in the Bud: The Early Sexologists and Love Between Women -- Sexual Inversion and "Masculine" or Transvestite Women -- Feminists as Sexual Freaks -- The Attack on "Romantic Friendship" -- The Dissemination of Knowledge Through Fiction -- Why Some Lesbians Accepted the Congenital Invert Theory -- 3. Lesbian Chic: Experimentation and Repression in the 1920s -- The Roots of Bisexual Experimentation -- White "Slumming" in Harlem -- Black Lesbians in Harlem -- A Note on Working-Class Lesbian Communities Elsewhere in America -- Lesbians in Bohemia -- The Heterosexual Revolution and the Lesbian in the Woodpile -- 4. Wastelands and Oases: The 1930s -- Kinder, Kuche, Kirche and the "Bisexual" Compromise
  • The View from the Outside -- "In the Life" -- Lesbian Sex in the 1930s -- 5. "Naked Amazons and Queer Damozels": World War II and Its Aftermath -- Armies of Lovers -- A "Government-Sponsored" Subculture -- The Heyday of the Lesbian "Sicko" -- Curing Lesbians on the Couch -- 6. The Love that Dares Not Speak Its Name: McCarthyism and Its Legacy -- "Are You or Have You Even Been a Member of a Lesbian Relationship?" -- War in the Cold War Years: The Military Witch-Hunts -- A Sad Legacy -- 7. Butches, Femmes, and Kikis: Creating Lesbian Subcultures in the 1950s and '60s -- Working-Class and Young Lesbians: The Gay Bars -- Working-Class and Young Lesbians: Butch/Femme Roles -- "Kiki" Lesbians: The Upper and Middle Classes and Subculture Clashes -- 8. "Not a Public Relations Movement": Lesbian Revolutions in the 1960s Through '70s -- The Gay Revolution: Quiet Beginnings -- The Gay Revolution: Explosion -- Love Between Women in a New Light
  • The Lesbian-Feminist Revolution -- Splits, Coalitions, and Resolutions -- 9. Lesbian Nation: Creating a Women-Identified-Women Community in the 1970s -- Blueprints for a Lesbian-Feminist Culture -- Culture Building: The Media -- Taking Care of Our Own: Body and Soul -- Being "Politically Correct" -- Factions and Battles -- 10. Lesbian Sex Wars in the 1980s -- Lesbian Sex and the Cultural Feminists -- The Struggle to Be Sexually Adventurous -- The Attraction of "Opposites" -- 11. From Tower of Babel to Community: Lesbian Life in the 1980s -- The Shift to Moderation -- Validation of Diversity -- Unity -- A Note on the '90s: Queer Nation?
Control code
25956502
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 373 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780140171228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copies 1 and 2 forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection and is signed by author.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25956502

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