Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.
"The Disappearing L is both an 'insider' story and a well-written analysis of a neglected piece of cultural history. Morris delivers convincing arguments about why the lesbian-feminist era was important not only to the individuals who lived it but also to a broader understanding of what has come to be called 'LGBT' history. No one could be better positioned to write this book than Morris." - Lillian Faderman, author of The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
Bonnie J. Morris is Adjunct Professor of Women's Studies at both George Washington University and Georgetown University. She is the author of several books, including Eden Built by Eves: The Culture of Women's Music Festivals and Lubavitcher Women in America: Identity and Activism in the Postwar Era, also published by SUNY Press.
Introduction. The Treasure Hunt 1. The Soundtrack of Our Awakening 2. By the Time I Got to Wombstock 3. Hunting and Gathering. A Literacy of One's Own 4. Imagining an Eruv 5. Points of Erasure. Remembering Generation Flannel Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index