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Parting with my sex : cross-dressing, inversion and sexuality in Australian cultural life / Lucy Chesser
Bib ID 4469816
Format BookBook
Author
Chesser, Lucy Sarah
 
Description University of Sydney, N.S.W. : Sydney University Press, 2008 
xxix, 347 p. : ill., ports, facsims ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9781920898311
Summary

"In this original and unusual work, Lucy Chesser explores the persistent recurrence of cross-dressing and gender inversion within Australian cultural life. Examples of cross-dressing are to be found in almost every area of classic Australian historical enquiry, including Aboriginal-European relations and conflict, convict societies, the gold rushes, bushranging, the 1890s and its nationalist fiction, and World War One. This book compares and contrasts sustained life-long impersonations where women lived, worked and sometimes married as men, with other forms of cross-dressing such as public masquerades, cross-dressing on the stage, and the prosecution of men who sought sexual encounters while disguised as women"--Provided by publisher.

Notes

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Transvestism -- Australia -- History.  |  Transvestites -- Australia.  |  Sex -- Australia.  |  Homosexuality -- Australia.
Available From Sydney University Press, Fisher Library F03 University of Sydney NSW 2006 

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