The Disappearing L

Author : Bonnie J. Morris
ISBN : 9781438461779
Genre : Social Science
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Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s. LGBT Americans now enjoy the right to marry—but what will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that lesbian activists created in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s? Most are vanishing from the calendar—and from recent memory. The Disappearing L explores the rise and fall of the hugely popular women-only concerts, festivals, bookstores, and support spaces built by and for lesbians in the era of woman-identified activism. Through the stories unfolding in these chapters, anyone unfamiliar with the Michigan festival, Olivia Records, or the women’s bookstores once dotting the urban landscape will gain a better understanding of the era in which artists and activists first dared to celebrate lesbian lives. This book offers the backstory to the culture we are losing to mainstreaming and assimilation. Through interviews with older activists, it also responds to recent attacks on lesbian feminists who are being made to feel that they’ve hit their cultural expiration date. “The Disappearing L is both an ‘insider’ story and a well-written analysis of a neglected piece of cultural history. Morris delivers convincing arguments about why the lesbian-feminist era was important not only to the individuals who lived it but also to a broader understanding of what has come to be called ‘LGBT’ history. No one could be better positioned to write this book than Morris.” — Lillian Faderman, author of The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
Category: Social Science

Eden Built By Eves

Author : Bonnie J. Morris
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029121220
Genre : Music
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Women's music festivals have been an integral part of both the shaping of lesbian culture and the emergence of women as a musical force. This new book takes the reader on a remarkable backstage tour of the rollicking, legendary world of these festivals and presents an exhilarating insider's journey through this cultural phenomena that has made an important contribution to both musical history and women's history.
Category: Music

Revenge Of The Women S Studies Professor

Author : Bonnie J. Morris
ISBN : UOM:39015078777102
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A humorous, hard-hitting look behind the scenes of academic sexism
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Michigan Womyn S Music Festival

Author : Laurie J. Kendall
ISBN : 9780615200651
Genre : Social Science
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This book is a five-year ethnographic study of the lesbian culture built at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. The study explores the construction of an Amazon consciousness and its manifestation in symbol, myth, and ritual performance at the Festival. It also explores the ways womyn build homes, families, and sacred traditions during the Festival.
Category: Social Science

Lesbian Culture

Author : Julia Penelope
ISBN : UOM:39015026889801
Genre : Literary Collections
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Category: Literary Collections

Unpacking Queer Politics

Author : Sheila Jeffreys
ISBN : 0745628370
Genre : Social Science
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Unpacking Queer Politics argues that the strong lesbian feminist movement of the 1970s, which was able to articulate a philosophy and practice that distinguished lesbian politics from gay male politics, was submerged in the 1990s beneath a gay male agenda called queer politics. The new politics repudiated lesbian feminist ideas and celebrated ′manhood′ as a goal for gay men. Practices which construct this ′manhood′, such as sadomasochism, cutting and piercing, female–to–male transsexual surgery, and which are promoted in queer politics, need to be understood as forms of self–harm which result from the oppression of lesbians and gay men. The political agenda of queer politics is damaging to the interests of lesbians, women in general, and to marginalized and vulnerable constituencies of gay men. The book concludes by arguing that precisely the commitment to equality in relationships and sex that has been so important to lesbian feminists, and so excoriated in much of queer theory, should form the basis of a social transformation. In this way lesbians should be seen as the vanguard of social change.
Category: Social Science

Female Erasure

Author : Ruth Barrett
ISBN : 0997146702
Genre :
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Female Erasure is an anthology that celebrate female embodiment while exposing the current trend of gender-identity politics as a continuation of female erasure and silencing as old as patriarchy itself.

Girl Reel

Author : Bonnie J. Morris
ISBN : 1566890942
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recollects the author's coming-of-age as a teenage lesbian exploring and identifying her sexuality through pivotal films, focusing on the relationship between film and reality in regards to the portrayal of women and lesbians on screen.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sappho S Bar And Grill

Author : Bonnie J. Morris
ISBN : 1612940978
Genre : Fiction
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When Hannah Stern chooses Women's History as her date for the coming year, a wild, sexy-smart romp through time ensues.
Category: Fiction

Mapping Cyberspace

Author : Martin Dodge
ISBN : 9781134638994
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 82.76 MB
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Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book: * provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there * explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on cultural, political and economic relations * charts the spatial forms of virutal spaces * details empirical research and examines a wide variety of maps and spatialisations of cyberspace and the information society * has a related website at This book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on cyberspace and what it means for the future.
Category: Social Science