The Lesbian Menace: Ideology, Identity and the Representation of Lesbian Life (Paperback)

by Sherrie A. Inness

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Electroshock. Hysterectomy. Lobotomy. These are only three of the many "cures" to which lesbians have been subjected in this century. How does a society develop such a profound aversion to a particular minority? In what ways do images in the popular media perpetuate cultural stereotypes about lesbians, and to what extent have lesbians been able to subvert and revise those images? This book addresses these and other questions by examining how lesbianism has been represented in American popular culture in the twentieth century and how conflicting ideologies have shaped lesbian experiences and identity.

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Published
31/07/1997

Publisher
University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN
9781558490918


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