The Lesbian Menace: Ideology, Identity and the Representation of Lesbian Life

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An examination of the perception of lesbians in American culture, this work focuses on the subversion and of both steriotyped representations and some ""straight"" texts. It is divided into three principal parts - inventing the lesbian, forms of ressistance, and writing in the margins.

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Sherrie A. Inness is assistant professor of English at Miami University and author of Intimate Communities: Representation and Social Transformation in Women's College Fiction, 1895-1910.

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