Butch-Femme: Theorizing Lesbian Ganders


The first collection to focus on butch-femme identities since the highly-acclaimed Persistent Desire
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The first collection to focus on butch-femme identities since the highly-acclaimed Persistent Desire
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780304339587
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Series: Lesbian and Gay Studies
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.71 (w) x 10.08 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction 1
The Marriage of Heaven y Hielo: A Love Narrative of Sorts 12
Sailor 15
On Meeting Ruthann 17
1970s Lesbian Feminism Meets 1990s Butch-Femme 27
Making Butch: An Historical Memoir of the 1970s 37
Loaves and Fishes 47
Hotel Room 50
Alice-Hunting 53
Between Butches 57
Sheila Dances with Sheila 67
Femme to Femme: A Love Story 74
How Do We Look? Imaging Butch/Femme 82
Waiting for No Man: Bisexual Femme Subjectivity and Cultural Repudiation 90
Femme Erotic Independence 101
Girl Talk: Femmes in Discussion 109
Embodying Desire: Piercing and the Fashioning of 'Neo-butch/femme' Identities 123
Losing Sue 133
A Tale of Two Annies 147
King of the Hill: Changing the Face of Drag - An Interview with Dred 151
Stone Butch 156
Untouchability and Vulnerability: Stone Butchness as Emotional Style 159
'Real' Compared to What? Butch and Femme Contradictions in Greek Culture 170
The Hegemonic Regulation of Butch Performance: Regina v. Saunders 177
Public Discourse and the Closeting of Butch Lesbians 191
Orifices in Space: Making the Real Possible 200
The Conversation 210
Living under the Sign of the Cross: Some Speculations on Femme Femininity 214
Afterword 225
Notes 231
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