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The Resource Sex Variant Woman, Joanne Passet, (electronic resource)

Sex Variant Woman, Joanne Passet, (electronic resource)

Label
Sex Variant Woman
Title
Sex Variant Woman
Statement of responsibility
Joanne Passet
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Language
eng
Summary
Jeannette Howard Foster was to lesbianism in the mid-twentieth century what out authors such as Gore Vidal and James Baldwin were to gay men. She unapologetically blew the lid off Cold War sexual repression in 1956 with her Sex Variant Women in Literature -the first-ever study of homosexual, bisexual, and cross-dressing characters appearing in more than 300 works, from ancient times to the present. Joanne Passet’s Sex Variant Woman is a fascinating portrait of Foster, who served as the first librarian at the Kinsey Institute before leaving to publish her controversial book. It is also a riveting look into the pre-Stonewall past, the intense sexual repression and persecution endured by homosexuals, the groundbreaking advances put forth by a cadre of activists, and the rise of feminism and gay and lesbian liberation decades later
Summary
An in-depth biography of the author of the lesbian classic Sex Variant Women in Literature chronicles the life and career of a woman who became the first librarian of the Kinsey Institute and author of the controversial study, in a look at the lives of lesbians and gay men in the pre-Stonewall era of sexual repression and persecution. 15,000 first printing
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Rainbow List, 2009.
Biography type
individual biography
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266151
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Passet, Joanne
Dewey number
  • 306.7663092
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the life of Jeannette Howard Foster
Label
Sex Variant Woman, Joanne Passet, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780786721542
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03e01639-62e5-46fe-915b-19cee5b2f2d2
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Sex Variant Woman, Joanne Passet, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780786721542
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
03e01639-62e5-46fe-915b-19cee5b2f2d2
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read

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