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Historical Methods and Racial Identification in U.S. Lesbian and Gay History

Julian B. Carter

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter interrogates how “whiteness” shaped the ways in which the early chroniclers of gay and lesbian history considered the relationship between race and sex. It looks at several core features ... More


From Privacy to Lesbian Visibility: Latin American Lesbian Feminist Internet Practices

Elisabeth Jay Friedman

in Interpreting the Internet: Feminist and Queer Counterpublics in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520284494
eISBN:
9780520960107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284494.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows how Latin American lesbian feminist internet practices reflect their own circumstances and values. These have led them to focus their internet-based counterpublic work on privacy ... More


“We Cannot Use That Word”: On the Habits of Naming, Name Calling, and Self-Naming

Laura Doan

in Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001586
eISBN:
9780226001753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001753.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter turns to the problem of sexual identity, which has facilitated the retrieval of a lesbian and gay past even as it elides the variations, deviations, and complications of actual lives of ... More


Peepholes and “Sprouts”: A Lesbian Scandal

Anita Kurimay

in Queer Budapest, 1873-1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226705651
eISBN:
9780226705828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705828.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

The sensational divorce and libel trials of Hungary’s two most influential women during the 1920s is the subject of chapter four. Romantic love between women rarely emerged in the courts, ostensibly ... More


Queer Budapest, 1873-1961

Anita Kurimay

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226705651
eISBN:
9780226705828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705828.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This book examines the perceptions, regulations, and experiences of non-normative (queer) sexualities in Hungary between 1873, when Budapest became a unified metropolis, and the decriminalization of ... More


The Military and Lesbians during the McCarthy Years

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.11
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay extends the history of lesbians in the military from the war years of the 1940s into the McCarthy era of the 1950s. Combining an interpretive introduction with documents, it provides a ... More


Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Jennifer Brier, Jim Downs, and Jennifer L. Morgan (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book investigates the ways in which race and sex intersect, overlap, and inform each other in United States history. The book includes thought-provoking articles that explore how to view the ... More


Introduction

Melissa J. Homestead

in The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190652876
eISBN:
9780190652906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652876.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Women's Literature

Using Cather and Lewis’s shared gravesite in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, as a touchstone, the introduction describes how biographers have approached the question of Willa Cather’s sexuality, how critics ... More


The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis

Melissa J. Homestead

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190652876
eISBN:
9780190652906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Women's Literature

This book tells for the first time the story of the central relationship of novelist Willa Cather’s life, her nearly forty-year partnership with Edith Lewis. Cather has been described as a ... More


Epilogue: The Edith Lewis Ghost

Melissa J. Homestead

in The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190652876
eISBN:
9780190652906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652876.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Women's Literature

This epilogue turns back to the years immediately following Cather’s death to reveal how Edith Lewis was transformed from Cather’s domestic partner and trusted literary collaborator into a ridiculous ... More


“Edith and I Hope to Get Away to Grand Manan”: Work, Play, and Community at Whale Cove

Melissa J. Homestead

in The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190652876
eISBN:
9780190652906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652876.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter reconstructs Cather and Lewis’s two decades of vacationing as part of an all-woman resort community of Whale Cove on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy. There, Cather and Lewis ... More


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