By Amanda H. Littauer

ISBN-10: 1469623781

ISBN-13: 9781469623788

during this leading edge and revealing learn of midcentury American intercourse and tradition, Amanda Littauer strains the origins of the "sexual revolution" of the Sixties. She argues that sexual liberation used to be even more than a response to Fifties repression since it mostly concerned the mainstreaming of a counterculture already at the upward push between ladies and younger women a long time previous. From global conflict II–era "victory ladies" to teenager lesbians within the Forties and Nineteen Fifties, those nonconforming girls and women navigated and resisted extreme social and interpersonal pressures to slot present mores, utilizing the upheavals of the period to pursue new sexual freedoms.

Building on a brand new new release of analysis on postwar society, Littauer tells the background of various younger ladies who stood on the middle of significant cultural switch and helped remodel a society sure via conservative sexual morality into yet another open to individualism, plurality, and enjoyment in smooth sexual life.

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