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Invisible lives : the erasure of transsexual and transgendered people

Author: Viviane K Namaste
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through combined theoretical and empirical study, this work argues that transgendered people are not so much "produced" by medicine or psychiatry as they are "erased", or made invisible, in a variety  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Viviane K Namaste
ISBN: 0226568091 9780226568096 0226568105 9780226568102
OCLC Number: 43526777
Description: xiii, 340 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Theory. 1. "Tragic Misreadings": Queer Theory's Erasure of Transgender Subjectivity. 2. Theory Trouble: Social Scientific Research and Transgendered People. 3. Beyond Textualist and Objectivist Theory: Toward a Reflexive Poststructuralist Sociology --
II. Culture. 4. "A Gang of Trannies": Gendered Discourse and Punk Culture. 5. Gendered Nationalisms and Nationalized Genders: The Use of Metaphor in Mass Culture and U.S. Transsexual Activism --
III. Research. 6. Genderbashing: Sexuality, Gender, and the Regulation of Public Space. 7. Access Denied: The Experiences of Transsexuals and Transgendered People with Health Care and Social Services in Toronto, Ontario. 8. Clinical Research or Community Health?: Transsexual Perceptions of Gender Identity Clinics. 9. The Administration of Erasure: The Bureaucracy of Legal Sex, a Vicious Circle of Administration, and HIV/AIDS in Quebec.
Responsibility: Viviane K. Namaste.
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