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Tomboys and Bachelor Girls : A Lesbian History of Post-War Britain 1945-71, Paperback / softback Book

Tomboys and Bachelor Girls : A Lesbian History of Post-War Britain 1945-71 Paperback / softback


Using a rich array of oral histories and archival sources, Tomboys and bachelor girls provides the first detailed academic study of lesbian identity and culture in post-war Britain. Described by psychiatrists as immature and neurotic, and widely ignored as taboo by mainstream society, lesbians nevertheless recognised and accepted their same-sex desire and sought out women like themselves.

Challenging the conventional picture of the post-war decades as years of austerity and conservative femininity, this book traces the emergence of a vibrant lesbian social scene in Britain, centred on the metropolitan nightclubs of post-war London, but also developing across the country, through lesbian magazines and social organisations.

This fascinating book brings to life the rich history of post-war lesbian culture for the scholarly and general reader alike. -- .


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780719089923



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