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Can I call you brother?

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Date Issued:
2009
Summary:
The following manuscript is a novel intended to explore the confusing nature of butch lesbian gender identity and the unique bonds of friendship butch women often share with one another. Lesbian culture, today, sometimes puts pressure on the term butch and pushes butch women to choose between transgender, femme and androgynous. The lead character in this novel, Sarah, struggles to come to terms with her own sexual identity amidst all this pressure to conform. She watches her friends and searches for a model of what butch is and is not but she continues to feel emotionally and physically cut off from the people she cares about. Ultimately, Sarah realizes she can move fluidly between many genders. When she stops trying to be a stereotype, she is finally able to connect with the people she cares about.
Title: Can I call you brother?.
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Name(s): Norberg, Elizabeth Andrea.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: vii, 235 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The following manuscript is a novel intended to explore the confusing nature of butch lesbian gender identity and the unique bonds of friendship butch women often share with one another. Lesbian culture, today, sometimes puts pressure on the term butch and pushes butch women to choose between transgender, femme and androgynous. The lead character in this novel, Sarah, struggles to come to terms with her own sexual identity amidst all this pressure to conform. She watches her friends and searches for a model of what butch is and is not but she continues to feel emotionally and physically cut off from the people she cares about. Ultimately, Sarah realizes she can move fluidly between many genders. When she stops trying to be a stereotype, she is finally able to connect with the people she cares about.
Identifier: 318327321 (oclc), 186332 (digitool), FADT186332 (IID), fau:2880 (fedora)
Note(s): by Elizabeth Andrea Norberg.
Signature page unsigned.
Thesis (M.F.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2009.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2009. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Symbolism in literature
Lesbians -- Attitudes -- Fiction
Homosexuality -- Philosophy -- Fiction
Stereotype (Psychology) -- United States -- Fiction
Held by: FBoU FAUER
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/186332
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Owner Institution: FAU