Unnamed Desires

A Sydney Lesbian History

By Rebecca Jennings

As the first in-depth study of female same-sex desire in 20th-century Australia, Unnamed Desires explores the compelling stories of ordinary women who struggled to build lives and express their love for other women in a hostile society. Focusing on Sydney and country New South Wales in the mid-20th-century (1930-1978), the book traces the development of lesbian culture, identities, and material spaces from the interwar period to the first Mardi Gras. Unnamed Desires offers fascinating new insights into the social and cultural history of mid-20th century New South Wales. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO. Jan-Feb 2016 Review of Unnamed Desires by Rebecca Jennings in Australian Book Review: 'Rebecca Jennings.offers a nuanced understanding of Sydney's lesbian history from the 1930s to the late 1970s, one that remains alert to the interconnections between gender and sexuality in shaping lesbian history.' Sylvia Martin (Series: Australian History) [Subject: History, Sociology, Australian Studies, Sexual Minority Studies, Women's Studies]

176 pages

Publication Date: 9/3/2015
Format: Ebooks
ISBN: 9781922235718

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