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The Lesbian Idol: Martina, Kd and the Consumption of Lesbian Masculinity
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Publisher Cassell
Publication date March 1, 1999
Pages 184
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780304338184
ISBN-10 0304338184
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
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Published in Great Britain
Original list price $69.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: By addressing the importance of two 'out' lesbian idols in the lives of their lesbian fans, the author sheds light on the construction of lesbian desire and identity in relation to psychoanalytic theory and consumer culture.-- Draws on letters written to the author by lesbian fans in which they describe their fantasies about Martina Navratilova and k d lang-- Presents a selection of media representations of lang and Navratilova-- Maps the production of the 'saleable' lesbian identity and the associated era of lesbian chic, heavily informed by fashion and style-- Considers how lang and Navratilova are represented by the media and 'read by their fans' in terms of the discourses of the body, gender, sexual identity and race

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9780304338184 | details & prices | 184 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $69.95
About: By addressing the importance of two 'out' lesbian idols in the lives of their lesbian fans, the author sheds light on the construction of lesbian desire and identity in relation to psychoanalytic theory and consumer culture.

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