Tomboys, crushes and the construction of adolescent lesbian identities -- The 'all-out career woman' and narratives of lesbianism at work -- Lesbian domesticity : relationships and the home -- The Gateways club and the emergence of a post-war lesbian subculture -- Arena three and the articulation of a collective lesbian identity.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-204) and index.
Using an array of oral histories and archival sources, this work provides an academic study of lesbian identity and culture in post-war Britain. Challenging the conventional picture of the post-war decades as years of austerity and conservative femininity, this book traces the emergence of a vibrant lesbian social scene in Britain.
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