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The Transgender Studies Reader.

Author: Susan Stryker; Stephen Whittle
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader puts between two covers fifty influential texts with new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stryker, Susan.
Transgender Studies Reader.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Stryker; Stephen Whittle
ISBN: 9781135398842 1135398844
OCLC Number: 870591878
Notes: 40. Fin de siècle, Fin du sexe: Transsexuality, Postmodernism, and the Death of History.
Description: 1 online resource (769 pages)
Contents: Cover; The Transgender Studies Reader; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; (De)Subjugated Knowledges: An Introduction to Transgender Studies; I. Sex, Gender, and Science; 1. Selections from Psychopathia Sexualis with Special Reference to Contrary Sexual Instinct: A Medico-Legal Study; 2. Selections from The Transvestites: The Erotic Drive to Cross-Dress; 3. Psychopathia Transexualis; 4. Transsexualism and Transvestism as Psycho-Somatic and Somato-Psychic Syndromes; 5. Selection from Biological Substrates of Sexual Behavior. 6. Passing and the Managed Achievement of Sex Status in an "Intersexed" Person7. Selection from The Role of Gender and the Imperative of Sex; 8. A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century; II. Feminist Investments; 9. Selection from Mother Camp; 10. Sappho by Surgery: The Transsexually Constructed Lesbian-Feminist; 11. Divided Sisterhood: A Critical Review of Janice Raymond's The Transsexual Empire; 12. A Transvestite Answers a Feminist; 13. Toward a Theory of Gender. 14. Doing Justice to Someone: Sex Reassignment and Allegories of Transsexuality15. Where Did We Go Wrong? Feminism and Trans Theory-Two Teams on the Same Side?; III. Queering Gender; 16. Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come; 17. The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto; 18. Gender Terror, Gender Rage; 19. My Words to Victor Frankenstein above the Village of Chamounix: Performing Transgender Rage; 20. Judith Butler: Queer Feminism, Transgender, and the Transubstantiation of Sex; 21. Are Lesbians Women? 22. Hermaphrodites with Attitude: Mapping the Emergence of Intersex Political Activism23. Mutilating Gender; IV. Selves: Identity and Community; 24. Body, Technology, and Gender in Transsexual Autobiographies; 25. A "Fierce and Demanding" Drive; 26. ONE Inc. and Reed Erickson: The Uneasy Collaboration of Gay and Trans Activism, 1964-2003; 27. "I Went to Bed With My Own Kind Once": The Erasure of Desire in the Name of Identity; 28. Bodies in Motion: Lesbian and Transsexual Histories; 29. Manliness; 30. Selection from Lesbians Talk Transgender; 31. Gender Without Genitals: Hedwig's Six Inches. V. Transgender Masculinities32. Of Catamites and Kings: Reflections on Butch, Gender, and Boundaries; 33. The Logic of Treatment; 34. Look! No, Don't! The Visibility Dilemma for Transsexual Men; 35. Queering the Binaries: Transsituated Identities, Bodies, and Sexualities; 36. Selections from "Spoiled Identity": Stephen Gordon's Loneliness and the Difficulties of Queer History; 37. Transsexuals in the Military: Flight into Hypermasculinity; VI. Embodiment: Ethics in Time and Space; 38. What Does It Cost to Tell the Truth?; 39. Transmogrification: (Un)Becoming Other(s).

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Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader puts between two covers fifty influential texts with new introductions by the editors that, taken together, document the evolution of transgender studies in the English-speaking world. By bringing together the voices and experienc.

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