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Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women

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Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women

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UBC Press

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2009

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From the ancient poet Sappho to tombois in contemporary Indonesia, women throughout history and around the globe have desired, loved, and had sex with other women. This book tells their stories, capturing the multitude of ways that diverse societies have shaped female same-sex sexuality across time and place. Leila Rupp reveals how, from the time of the very earliest societies, the possibility of love between women has been known, even when it is feared, ignored, or denied. Sapphistries combines lyrical narrative with meticulous historical research, providing a unique, sweeping story of desire, love, and sex between women around the globe from the beginning of time to the present.

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Katie Arthur

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Rupp, Leila J.

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