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Changing sex : transsexualism, technology, and the idea of gender

Author: Bernice L Hausman
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Changing Sex takes a bold new approach to the study of transsexualism in the twentieth century. By addressing the significance of medical technology to the phenomenon of transsexualism, Bernice L. Hausman transforms current conceptions of transsexuality as a disorder of gender identity by showing how developments in medical knowledge and technology make possible the emergence of new subjectivities.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernice L Hausman
ISBN: 0822316803 9780822316800 0822316927 9780822316923
OCLC Number: 32468931
Description: xi, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Transsexualism, Technology, and the Idea of Gender --
1. Glands, Hormones, and Personality --
2. Plastic Ideologies and Plastic Transformations --
3. Managing Intersexuality and Producing Gender --
4. Demanding Subjectivity --
5. Body, Technology, and Gender in Transsexual Autobiographies --
6. Semiotics of Sex, Gender, and the Body.
Responsibility: Bernice L. Hausman.

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Changing Sex takes a bold new approach to the study of transsexualism in the twentieth century. By addressing the significance of medical technology to the phenomenon of transsexualism, Bernice L. Hausman transforms current conceptions of transsexuality as a disorder of gender identity by showing how developments in medical knowledge and technology make possible the emergence of new subjectivities.

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"Building upon earlier critiques of the medical management of gender, Hausman provides a rich analysis of the significance of technology on this century's shift from looking for the "true" sex to the Read more...

 
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