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Becoming a visible man

Author: Jamison Green
Publisher: Nashville, TN : Vanderbilt University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A transsexual activist offers insights into the challenges of gender dysphoria. Born with a female body, and in a lesbian parent relationship prior to sex reassignment surgery, the author explores how we know our sex and discusses the complexities of the answer for those whose sex and gender are mismatched, examining medical options, psychosocial and legal implications, and media representations of "transpeople."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Green, Jamison, 1948-
Becoming a visible man.
Nashville, TN : Vanderbilt University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)654738878
Named Person: Jamison Green; Jamison Green; Jamison Green
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jamison Green
ISBN: 0826514561 9780826514561 082651457X 9780826514578
OCLC Number: 54046444
Description: xii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. How Do You Know? --
Coming Out --
Terminology --
Early Dialogues --
Interconnections --
2. Initiation --
Coming of Age --
The World of Men --
Letting Go of Shame --
Taking Responsible Action --
3. A Vision of Community --
Lou Sullivan and the FTM Group --
Unconventional Conventions --
Intolerance --
Stepping Up to the Plate --
4. Body of Knowledge --
Access to Treatment --
Hormone Therapy --
Approaching Surgery --
"Top" Surgery --
"Bottom" Surgery --
Decisions, Decisions --
Genital Geometry --
5. Transparent Feelings --
Denial --
Fear --
Parents and Trans Children --
Transpeople as Parents --
6. Consummate Presence --
Desire versus Identity --
The "Threat" of Sexual Uncertainty --
Sex and Validation --
Knowing What's Desired --
7. Visibility --
Visibility on Screen --
Visibility in Print --
The Visibility Dilemma --
Academic Debates --
Appearances --
Influencing the Course of Treatment --
8. Willful Destiny --
Physical Proof --
Self-Determination --
Validity.
Responsibility: Jamison Green.
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Written by a leading activist in the transgender movement, this is an enquiry into the politics of gender. Jamison Green combines candid autobiography with informed analysis to offer unique insight  Read more...

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Jamison Green tells, with integrity, and in a moving and thoughtful way, his story. --Dallas Denny, Editor, "Transgender Tapestry Journal"

 
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