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Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self-Harm

Terry Williams

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177900
eISBN:
9780231542500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177900.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

"Picturing myself dying in a way I choose myself seems so comforting, healing and heroic. I'd look at my wrists, watch the blood seeping, and be a spectator in my last act of self-determination. By ... More


“the obscene organ of brute pleasure”: Social Functions of the Clitoris

James A. Steintrager

in The Autonomy of Pleasure: "Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231151580
eISBN:
9780231540872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Shows how libertines adapted anatomical discussions of the clitoris and of clitoral gigantism to depict the organ as essential to the differentiation of pleasure from reproduction and to critique ... More


Born-Again Virgin: Gabriella

Terry Williams

in Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self-Harm

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177900
eISBN:
9780231542500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177900.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Gabriella, a lesbian teenager taught to hate boys falls in love with a young man, gets pregnant and tries to commit suicide. She believe love and hate were brought together by chance circumstances; ... More


Lesbian Fantasy: Psychoanalysis, the Legacy of Modernist Love, and Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood

Ashley T. Shelden

in Unmaking Love: The Contemporary Novel and the Impossibility of Union

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231178228
eISBN:
9780231543156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178228.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reads the figure of the lesbian in both psychoanalysis and modernism as the indicative figure of love itself. Psychoanalysis depicts the lesbian as loving, without desire. Djuna Barnes' ... More


The “Feminist Economic Revolution”: Businesses in the Women’s Movement

Joshua Clark Davis

in From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231171588
eISBN:
9780231543088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171588.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

Chapter four investigates a wide range of businesses that feminists created in the 1970s, including credit unions, printing presses, bookstores, and mail-order catalogs. Arguing that male-controlled, ... More


Conclusion: Dwelling-in-Traveling, Traveling-in-Dwelling

Susan Fraiman

in Extreme Domesticity: A View from the Margins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166348
eISBN:
9780231543750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166348.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Cites James Cliffords’s notion of traveling-in-dwelling and dwelling-in-traveling to describe a liminal space where the sheltered and unsheltered meet. Reads Samuel R. Delany’s graphic memoir, Bread ... More


The Trial

Lillian Faderman

in Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This second section of the book details the minutiae of the Miss Woods and Miss Pirie vs. Dame Helen Cumming Gordon lawsuit, with the renowned lawyer John Clerk representing the plaintiffs, and the ... More


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