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Imagining transgender : an ethnography of a category

Author: David Valentine
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an examination of the emergence and institutionalization of "transgender" as a category of collective identity. This book analyzes the reasons for and potential consequences of this  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Valentine, David, 1966-
Imagining transgender.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)989691060
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Valentine
ISBN: 9780822338536 082233853X 9780822338697 0822338696
OCLC Number: 84838412
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Nonfiction) 2007
Description: xiv, 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Imagining transgender --
Making community --
"I know what I am" : gender, sexuality, and identity --
The making of a field : anthropology and transgender studies --
The logic of inclusion : transgender activism --
The calculus of pain : violence, narrative, and the self --
Conclusion: Making ethnography.
Responsibility: David Valentine.
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"Valentine. . . does an excellent job in showing just how messy the category `transgender' is; how it was born of a variety of discursive practices; how those discursive practices had little to do Read more...

 
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