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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Both passing women and male impersonators continued to draw attention to the
constructed nature of gender , a particularly troubling concept in the period
before the First World War . Like male impersonation , the cross - dressing stories
We can learn much about the nature and performance of early twentiethcentury
masculinity by studying these stories of ersatz men . Women passing as ordinary
working - class men showed how masculinity was established in everyday life in
The theatrical nature of Barker ' s enterprise was emphasised , as with other
cross - dressers , by explicit reference to her period of time as a travelling actor .
In these first reports , the press largely kept to the usual expressions of admiration
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