"Things fearful to name": sodomy and buggery in seventeenth century New England / R. Oaks -- Eighteenth-century American women in peace and war: the case of the loyalists / M.B. Norton -- The mountain man as Western hero: Kit Carson / H.N. Smith -- "A partnership of equals": feminist marriages in 19th-century America / B.G. Hersh -- The "poor man's club": social functions of the urban working-class saloon / J.M. Kingsdale -- The Boy Scouts and the validation of masculinity / J.P. Hantover -- Vietnam and the cult of toughness in foreign policy / M. Fasteau.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index.
Are bad girls casualties of patriarchy, a necessary evil, or visionary pioneers? The authors in this volume propose shifts in our perceptions of bad girls by providing new ways to understand them through the case of Japan. By tracing the concept of the bad girl as a product of specific cultural assumptions and historical settings, Bad Girls of Japan maps new roads and old detours in revealing a disorderly politics of gender.