Havelock Ellis: sexual inverts as independent women

Beccalossi, Chiara (2008) Havelock Ellis: sexual inverts as independent women. In: Tribades, tommies and transgressives: history of sexualities. Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 211-228. ISBN 9781847185921

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This chapter analyses the historical medical and legal context of Ellis’ work in order to assess his thoughts on female homosexuals. It argues that Ellis’ work on female sexual inversion was much less a matter of stigmatising lesbians, than of negotiating specific medical debates about sex, and sexual inverts and women’s role in society.

Additional Information:The annual Lesbian Lives conference has been held in University College Dublin since 1993. The success of the conference held in 2006 entitled 'Historicising the Lesbian' inspired this collection of essays.
Keywords:Havelock Ellis, Sexology, Female Homosexuality
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V380 History of Science
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V144 Modern History 1800-1899
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V340 Intellectual History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V210 British History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:19081
Deposited On:19 Oct 2015 15:43

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