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By Deborah Cohler

In past due nineteenth-century England, “mannish” girls have been thought of socially deviant yet now not gay. A half-century later, such masculinity equaled lesbianism within the public mind's eye. How did this shift take place? Citizen, Invert, Queer illustrates that the equation of lady masculinity with girl homosexuality is a comparatively fresh phenomenon, due to the alterations in nationwide and racial in addition to sexual discourses in early twentieth-century public culture.
Incorporating cultural histories of prewar women’s suffrage debates, British sexology, women’s paintings at the domestic entrance in the course of global conflict I, and discussions of interwar literary representations of lady homosexuality, Deborah Cohler maps the emergence of lesbian representations when it comes to the decline of empire and the increase of eugenics in England. Cohler integrates discussions of the histories of female and male same-sex erotics in her readings of recent girl, representations of female and male suffragists, wartime trials of pacifist novelists and seditious artists, and the interwar infamy of novels corresponding to Radclyffe Hall’s The good of Loneliness and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.
By interpreting the moving intersections of nationalism and sexuality sooner than, in the course of, and after the nice warfare, this publication illuminates profound alterations in our rules approximately woman homosexuality.

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