Secret Agents and Public Victims: The Implied Lesbian Reader

Miller, Meredith (2001) Secret Agents and Public Victims: The Implied Lesbian Reader. Journal of Popular Culture, 35 (1). pp. 37-58. ISSN 0022-3840

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This article is part of a larger research project on postwar feminism and lesbian pulp fiction. It examines various attempts at censoring the lesbian pulp novel, by both postwar conservatives and second wave feminists. The article examines the discursive construction of the young female reader in both US congressional documents and second wave feminist polemic.

The politics of danger and the various articulations of national and sexual ideologies have interesting and unexpected points of convergence, especially as they create the passive young female as ultimately corruptible reader.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.0022-3840.2001.3501_37.x
ISBN: 0022-3840
ISSN: 0022-3840
Depositing User: Meredith Miller
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2014 14:14
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:03


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