Twentieth century lesbians: should we revive memory or break with the past.

  • G Pastre
  • Published 1993 in Journal of homosexuality

Abstract

It is possible, through a reconsideration of historical facts, which have been relegated to the category of legends or myths, and widely scattered, to rethink the conditions in which some societies have conceived of possible sexual permutations. Amazons created, on the one hand, an autonomous and original social model which was exclusively homosexual. And on the other, a group of cities in Ionia, in the islands or cities other than Athens, provided social patterns for differing sexual practices. De-centering the scholar's vision in terms of Athenian thought and politics, while referring to all contemporary homosexual concepts and behaviours, allows a largely neglected past to emerge today.

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@article{Pastre1993TwentiethCL, title={Twentieth century lesbians: should we revive memory or break with the past.}, author={G Pastre}, journal={Journal of homosexuality}, year={1993}, volume={25 1-2}, pages={127-45} }