Alienated Affections: The Scottish Experience of Divorce and Separation, 1684-1830

Front Cover
Edinburgh University Press, 1998 - History - 354 pages
0 Reviews

The highly publicized obscenity trial of Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness (1928) is generally recognized as the crystallizing moment in the construction of a visible modern English lesbian culture, marking a great divide between innocence and deviance, private and public, New Woman and Modern Lesbian. Yet despite unreserved agreement on the importance of this cultural moment, previous studies often reductively distort our reading of the formation of early twentieth-century lesbian identity, either by neglecting to examine in detail the developments leading up to the ban or by framing events in too broad a context against other cultural phenomena.

Fashioning Sapphism locates the novelist Radclyffe Hall and other prominent lesbians -- including the pioneer in women's policing, Mary Allen, the artist Gluck, and the writer Bryher -- within English modernity through the multiple sites of law, sexology, fashion, and literary and visual representation, thus tracing the emergence of a modern English lesbian subculture in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Drawing on extensive new archival research, the book interrogates anew a range of myths long accepted without question (and still in circulation) concerning, to cite only a few, the extent of homophobia in the 1920s, the strategic deployment of sexology against sexual minorities, and the rigidity of certain cultural codes to denote lesbianism in public culture.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

References to this book

Scotland: A History
Jenny Wormald
No preview available - 2005
All Book Search results »

References from web pages

JSTOR: Alienated Affections: The Scottish Experience of Divorce ...
Alienated Affections: The Scottish Experience of Divorce and Separation, 1684-1830. By Leah Leneman (Edinburg: Edinburgh University Press, 1998. vi plus ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0022-4529(200023)34%3A1%3C204%3AAATSEO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-D

Alienated Affections: The Scottish Experience of Divorce and ...
Institution: Google Indexer Sign In as Personal Subscriber · Oxford Journals · Humanities · English Historical Review · Volume 115, Number 463; Pp. 987-988 ...
ehr.oxfordjournals.org/ cgi/ content/ citation/ 115/ 463/ 987

I : ffhs
S. PECIAL. S. ECTION. I. NTRODUCTION. :. F. INDING THE. F. AMILY. IN. H. ISTORICAL. S. COTLAND. he history of the family, and of child upbringing and ...
www.criticalimprov.com/ index.php/ irss/ article/ view/ 194/ 229

Journal of Family History
http://jfh.sagepub.com. Journal of Family History. 2000; 25; 561. Journal of Family History. Index. http://jfh.sagepub.com ...
jfh.sagepub.com/ cgi/ reprint/ 25/ 4/ 561.pdf

Celebrating Lives through Everlasting Memories
... Hospitals (Mercat Press, 1994) and Alienated Affections: the Scottish experience of divorce and separation 1684–1830 (Edinburgh University Press, 1998). ...
www.hellers.ws/ memory/ everlasting.shtml

ALIENATED AFFECTIONS - Leah Leneman - Comprar-livro.com.br
Carregando... Walt Disney · William Shakespeare · Todolivro · Smith · Roberto Marinho Fundacao · Nao Consta · Machado De Assis · Ruth Rocha · Dk Publishing ...
leah-leneman.comprar-livro.com.br/ livros/ 1074861031/

It is important to begin our examination of seventeenth century ...
Scotland 1698-1839 and Alienated Affections: The Scottish Experience of Divorce and Separation, 1684-. 1830 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1989); ...
library2.usask.ca/ theses/ available/ etd-07162007-163406/ unrestricted/ Kimberly_Coma_Thesis.pdf

Book Reviews
Blackwell Publishers Ltd. 1999, 108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JF, UK and 350 Main Street, Malden MA 02148, USA. Gender & History ISSN 0953–5233 ...
www.blackwell-synergy.com/ doi/ pdf/ 10.1111/ 1468-0424.00149

31-i
Alienated Affections: The Scottish Experience of Divorce and Separation, 1684-1830, by Leneman, 546. Allmand, Christopher (R), 78 ...
www.albion.appstate.edu/ content/ 31indx.htm

Defamation in Scotland, 1750–1800
Historians constantly seek new windows into the past, and one which has. proved particularly fruitful of late is litigation for verbal injury. For early ...
journals.cambridge.org/ production/ action/ cjoGetFulltext?fulltextid=58766

About the author (1998)

Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

Bibliographic information