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Published by New York University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Lesbian Studies,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Social Science,
  • Lesbianism,
  • Sociology,
  • Women"s Studies - History,
  • Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction,
  • USA,
  • Sexuality,
  • GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES,
  • Social Science / Gay Studies,
  • Feminism,
  • Single women,
  • United States,
  • Women

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8044902M
ISBN 100814726429
ISBN 109780814726426

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Women who rebelled against this definition and carved out independent lives for themselves have often been rendered invisible in U.S. this unusual comparative study, Trisha Franzen brings to light the remarkable lives of two generations of autonomous women: Progressive Era spinsters and mid-twentieth century lesbians. While both groups of women followed similar paths to independence—separating from their families, pursuing education, finding work, and creating woman-centered Price: $   In this unusual comparative study, Trisha Franzen brings to light the remarkable lives of two generations of autonomous women: Progressive Era spinsters and mid-twentieth century lesbians. While both groups of women followed similar paths to independence--separating from their families, pursuing education, finding work, and creating woman-centered communities--they faced different material and cultural challenge and came to claim very different : Trisha Franzen. Spinsters and Lesbians: Independent Womanhood in the United States Cutting edge Volume 6 of The Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature Series: Author: . In this book I analyze the lives, from childhood through adulthood, of two particular groups of “independent” women: Progressive Era spinsters and contemporary never-married lesbians. For this study, I define “independent” as without economic, legal, or sexual/affectional ties to an individual male.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxvii, pages ; 22 cm. Contents: Progressive era spinsters --Contemporary lesbians --Introduction: spinsters and lesbians --"What are you going to be?": families and childhoods in the progressive era --"I knew I was odd": growing up female --"O, the glorious privilege of being independent. Get this from a library! Spinsters and Lesbians: Independent Womanhood in the United States.. [Trisha Franzen] -- Americans have long held fast to a rigid definition of womanhood, revolving around husband, home, and children. Women who rebelled against this definition and carved out independent . Spinsters and lesbians: independent womanhood in the United States. by. Franzen, Trisha, Publication date. Topics. Lesbianism -- United States, Single women -- United States, Feminism -- United States, Women -- United States -- Biography. Publisher. Now a fascinating book opens a window into the lives of British spinsters in the mid-seventeenth to mid-nineteenth centuries, assessing the opportunities open to them and the restrictions placed.

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