May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. How did community influence the gay liberation movement that began in the 1970s? This ground-breaking book traces the emergence and growth of a lesbian community in Buffalo, New York, from the mid-1930s to the early 1960s. Davis, Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community 1993. I am very impressed by the thorough work put into this text, and how the authors went out of their way to include butches and fems, and people of color as well as white people. Based on 13 years of research, Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold ranges over topics including sex, relationships, coming out, butch-fem roles, motherhood, aging, racism, work, oppression, and pride.
For those of us who have only experienced the queer culture of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, where a greater variety of gender expressions and preferences are generally seen as acceptable, it's easy to stereotype butch-femme dynamics as being sexist or aping heterosexuality. Its complex analysis of the sexual dynamics of butch-fem couples is likely to become the standard source on the topic: but the authors provide an equally sensitive analysis around issues of class, and this perhaps one might not have expected. Please feel free to e-mail us if you have any question. And, my absolute favorite thing about the book: I found out why so many lesbians, particularly older lesbians, wear pinky rings! And the butch sexual style, which revolved around pleasing the fem rather than being pleased, certainly stands in sharp contrast to the prevailing norms of masculine sexuality. The book is in excellent condition inside and out. These poignant and complex stories show how black and white working-class lesbians, although living under oppressive circumstances, nevertheless became powerful agents of historical change. There are reasons why I might be able to get around to a more review review, but for the moment I move the notes I made from the update status part to here.
The most economical, best, fastest, most reliable and top quality book. There are not enough books that focus solely on queer women out there, and that this book is absolutely full of oral histories and intimate anecdotes makes it invaluable. The core chapters of the book are much more interesting, and reading about the research methodology isn't essential to learning from, and enjoying, the rest of the book. You might not always agree with the analysis, or quibble with word choice there were a few parts where I did, but surprisingly rare, given that I'm a bit of a curmudgeon , but even if you disagreed with every conclusion drawn and that's highly unlikely - the authors' arguments are well-crafted and backed up by the evidence , it would be worth it for the interview excerpts. Conclusion; Notes; General Index; Index of Narrators. The interviews relate stories that are sad, sexy, adorable, and amusing. Will include the dust jacket if it had one.
The book begins by focusing on the growth and development of community, culture, and consciousness in the bars and open house parties of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. An instant lesbian and queer classic when it was published, twenty years later it has become a vital document of the 1990s butch-femme revivals that gave rise to queer theory and new forms of gender. I might be able to get around to a more review review, but for the moment I move the notes I made from the update status part to here. This work also puts the formation of a lesbian community in its historical context historicizing the liberation movement that began in the 70s and showing that there was resistance to anti-homosexual norms before Stonewall.
These poignant and complex stories show how black and white working-class lesbians, although living under oppressive circumstances, nevertheless became powerful agents of historical change. These poignant and complex stories provide a new look at Black and white working-class lesbians as powerful agents of historical change. Fems, many of whom subsequently turned to heterosexuality though a good number of these came back, often after raising children, to the lesbian community , are not as well represented. These Games have become one of the largest sporting, cultural and human rights events in the world, as well as the largest international participatory gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex event. These poignant and complex stories show how black and white working-class lesbians, although living under oppressive circumstances, nevertheless became powerful agents of historical change. The E-mail message field is required. The dust jacket is clean and undamaged.
Whether it has a comparable influence on working-class and urban studies, however, remains to be seen, since scholars in these fields rarely read studies of sexuality. Some of these were mostly white gay bars; others were mostly Black bars whose clientele seems to have included pimps and minor criminals, and which were also frequented by lesbians and gay men of various races. In what ways did lesbian women form a sense of community? It is somewhat unfortunate that the book pulls mostly from the bar culture. Drawing upon the oral histories of 45 women, it is the first comprehensive history of a working-class lesbian community. Were the bars of the 1940s and 1950s more fun than the bars today? With its eye towards intersectionality of race, class, gender, and sexuality, this balanced history offers great insight. In reality, as this book explains, it was far more complex than that.
Used - Very Good, Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days, The Book is in Very Good condition. The footnotes, however, are still quite interesting and help contextualize the interviews and information. Kennedy, Elizabeth Lapovsky and Madeline D. Based on thirteen years of research and drawing upon the oral histories of forty-five women, authors Kennedy and Davis explore butch-femme roles, coming out, women who passed as men, motherhood, aging, racism, and the courage and pri This ground-breaking book traces the emergence and growth of a lesbian community in Buffalo, New York, from the mid-1930s to the early 1960s. Kennedy and Davis provide a unique insider's perspective on butch-fem culture and argue that the roots of gay and lesbian liberation are found specifically in the determined resistance of working-class lesbians.
Gallo, author of Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy is Professor Emeritus of Gender and of Women's Studies and English at the University of Arizona, and a pioneer in the field of lesbian history. Here we have a very important study documenting a competing predecessor, namely the working-class lesbian communities organized around downtown bars in the 1940s and 1950s. The highlights of this book are the chapters about relationships. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous avez la moindre question. I planned to just skim this academic text, expecting it to be dull as dishwater, but I ended up reading it in its entirety. Used - Good, Usually ships within 1 - 2 business days, Book in english.
This is one of the most formative and important books of queer history that I've read. Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community. Please provide recipient full name as it's mandatory for Canada Customs and to avoid any delay. All matching new books shown Used books: 1 - 50 of 72 Bookseller Notes Price 1. Boards are solid, and the spine is square and tight. Be that as it may, it is clear that there was a huge gulf between those women who had relationships with and even socialized with lesbians, but who appeared ladylike enough to keep white-collar jobs, and those who absolutely refused to play not just the feminine game but also the near-compulsory American game of upward mobility. This thesis is the first comprehensive social history of the international Gay Games from its inception in 1980 up until 2002.