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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2 Sexuality , love and marriage The gender - crossing woman as female husband
Courtship , romance and even cohabitation and marriage between a
masquerading woman and her female partner were central to the entertaining
Harry Lloyd ' s decision to pass as the husband of Eliza Lloyd and to bring up her
daughter following Eliza ' s death , was presented as displaying the highest
masculine virtues of honour and chivalry . There was only a brief description of
The headline of one report reads : " Wife is a Man : And Her Husband a Woman !
Courts Tackle Queer Problem ” . The journalist cites common clerical errors in
French birth certificates and the rigidity of French law for “ the matrimonial tangle '
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Gendercrossing and modern sexualities 192839
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