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Published: 30 December 2020

176 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789628128

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Women, Citizenship, and Sexuality

The Transnational Lives of Renée Vivien, Romaine Brooks, and Natalie Barney

Melanie C. Hawthorne

Liverpool University Press

  • An accessible and comprehensive account of women's evolving claims to citizenship in the US and Europe
  • Contains new revelations about the lives of its subjects (Vivien, Brooks, and Barney), including details of an abandoned illegitimate child and a lesbian marriage
  • A lively intervention in contemporary conversations about transnationality and citizenship that proposes the concept of "cis-nationality"
  • Provides a corrective to histories of sexuality that focus on the gay male paradigm at the expense of women's different experience
  • Offers a corrective to feminist history that stresses the importance of woman suffrage but neglects the fact that without a claim to citizenship, voting rights are often moot

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