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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Valentine
ISBN: 9780822338536 082233853X 9780822338697 0822338696
OCLC Number: 84838412
Description: xiv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Imagining transgender. Introduction ; Imagining transgender --
Part II: Making community, conceiving identify. Introduction to Part II: Reframing community and identity ; Making community ; "I know what I am" : gender, sexuality, and identity --
Part III: Emerging fields. Introduction to Part III: The transexual, the anthropologist, and the rabbit ; 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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"There is a paucity of ethnographically based work on transgender, and David Valentine's book is a major contribution not only ethnographically but also historically and theoretically. Valentine is Read more...

 
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