Lesbianism in Swedish Literature: An Ambiguous Affair

Lesbianism in Swedish Literature: An Ambiguous Affair

by J. Bjïrklund

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Here, Björklund shows that Swedish literary discourses on lesbianism provocatively contrast with a widely accepted view that attitudes toward homosexuality have gradually become more tolerant. The lasting power of negative discourses upends the assumption that Sweden's progressive laws reflect progressive attitudes toward homosexuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349473625
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 06/05/2014
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 213
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jenny Björklund is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Political Scene of Love: Agnes von Krusenstjerna and the 1930s 2. Sexual Revolution? Annakarin Svedberg and the 1960s 3. Challenging the Image of Sweden: Louise Boije af Gennäs, Mian Lodalen and the Turn of the Millennium 4. Conclusion: The Literary Discourse on Lesbianism

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