Whither Women’s Spaces?

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Disappearing LThe Disappearing L: Erasure of
Lesbian Spaces and Culture

by Bonnie J. Morris
SUNY. 256 pages, $22.95

 

IN THE DISAPPEARING L, Bonnie J. Morris writes about a current cultural reality: the potential extinction of lesbian spaces that threatens to take 20th-century radical feminist history down with it. She asks the question: “How do we apply scholarly standards to radical history?” And her book can be read as a model for how to do just that. Morris weaves an artful quilt of scholarly research, primary source material, and personal anecdotes in an effort to preserve the history of quickly vanishing, uniquely lesbian-identified spaces.

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