Her Husband was a Woman!: Women's Gender-crossing in Modern British Popular Culture
Routledge, 2007 - 192 Seiten
Tracking the changing representation of female gender-crossing in the press, this text breaks new ground to reveal findings where both desire between women and cross-gender identification are understood.
Her Husband was a Woman! exposes real-life case studies from the British tabloids of women who successfully passed as men in everyday life, perhaps marrying other women or fighting for their country. Oram revises assumptions about the history of modern gender and sexual identities, especially lesbianism and transsexuality.
This book provides a fascinating resource for researchers and students, grounding the concepts of gender performativity, lesbian and queer identities in a broadly-based survey of the historical evidence.
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British working - class cross - dressers retained their traditional place in national
consciousness , and tolerance of the masculine woman as female husband
persisted . The interwar reporting of male homosexuality and crossdressing
queer men but also with the idea of a homosexual sub - culture in the city . ... and
cross - dressing was a euphemism for homosexuality in the press , and it was
frequently labelled as vice and perversion in condemnatory remarks in court .
In the mid - 1950s the paper increasingly emphasised scandalous sexual crime :
child abuse , peeping toms , pornography cases , male homosexual blackmail
and underage girls ' in moral danger ' , though there were fewer reports of ...
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Gendercrossing and modern sexualities 192839
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