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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1 Work and war Masculinity , gender relations and the passing woman In 1912 ,
the News of the World devoted three headlines , two columns and a photograph
to the bold escapade in which a Chiswick girl has just been detected . Since last
Both kinds of gender - crosser were assessed for their competence at mimicking
masculinity . Yet the cross - dressing story was crucially different to stage
impersonation . Its sensationalism lay in the fact that this performance of gender
Their demonstrated masculinity was then projected back onto their bodies , and
only after discovery ' was the mismatch of physical characteristics such as voice ,
facial hair and stature really taken seriously . If femininity is more obviously ...
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masculinity gender relations and
Gendercrossing and modern sexualities 192839
the gigolo and cosmopolitanism
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