Surpassing the love of men : romantic friendship and love between women, from the Renaissance to the present / Lillian Faderman Faderman, Lillian

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Lesbianism - History.; Love.; Gays - History.
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  • Pt. I: The sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Lesbianism in a phallocentric universe. Lesbianism and the libertines ; What do women do? ; Eighteenth-century fantasy and the lesbian image ; Transvestism : persecution and impunity
  • The enshrinement of romantic friendship. The revival of same-sex love : sixteenth and seventeenth centuries ; The "fashion" of romantic friendship in the eighteenth century ; The battle of the sexes ; Romantic friendship in eighteenth-century literature ; Romantic friendship in eighteenth-century life
  • Pt. 2: The nineteenth century. Loving friends. The asexual woman ; Kindred spirits ; New women ; Boston marriage ; Love and "women who live by their brains"
  • The reaction. The rise of antifeminism ; The contributions of the sexologists ; Lesbian exoticism ; Lesbian evil
  • Pt. III: The twentieth century. Sophistication. The last breath of innocence ; The spread of medical "knowledge" ; Keeping women down ; Fiction as a weapon ; Internalization and rebellion
  • When it changed. The rise of lesbian-feminism ; Writing lesbian ; Romantic friendship and lesbian love.
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