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Transvestites and Transsexuals : Toward a Theory of Cross-Gender Behavior

Author: Richard F Docter
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1988.
Series: Perspectives in Sexuality, Behavior, Research, and Therapy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The objective of this book is to propose a theory of transvestism and secondary transsexualism, and to provide information concerning these behaviors. But the fact that we cannot fully explain the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Docter
ISBN: 9781461309970 1461309972
OCLC Number: 852791662
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages).
Contents: 1 Introduction --
Four Thematic Constructs --
Gender, Gender Identity, and Cross-Gender Identity --
The Complexity of Transvestism --
Transsexualism in History --
2 The Spectrum of Cross Dressing --
Fetishism --
Fetishistic Transvestism --
Marginal Transvestism --
Transgenderism --
Primary and Secondary Transsexualism --
Drag Queens and Female Impersonators --
Outcomes of Transvestite and Transsexual Careers --
Summary --
3 A Review of the Literature on Transvestism and Transsexualism --
Early Research and Clinical Description of Transvestism --
Contemporary Studies of Heterosexual Transvestites --
Treatment of Transvestism --
Personality Characteristics of Transvestites --
Childhood Origins of Transvestism --
Primary and Secondary Transsexualism --
Studies Differentiating Transvestites and Transsexuals --
Etiology of Transsexualism --
Follow-Up Studies of Sex Reassignment --
Summary --
4 Self and Identity --
The Concept of Self --
The Self-as-a-Theory --
Alternative Selves, Divided Consciousness, and Cross-Gender Identity --
Identity and Gender Identity --
Gender Identity in Transvestism and Transsexualism --
Summary --
5 Sexual Excitement, Fetishism, and Pleasure --
Sexual Script Theory --
Innate Affective Systems and Script Formation --
Sexual Excitement --
Fetishistic Behavior --
Summary --
6 Research Results --
I: Survey Procedures and Results --
II: Explanations for Cross Dressing --
III: Frequency of Cross Dressing during Early, Middle, and Late Stages --
IV: Bem Sex-Role Inventory --
V: The Cross Dressing Inventory --
7 Wives of Transvestites --
Survey Procedure and Results --
Problems as Seen by Wives --
Transvestism and Marital Sex --
Choice of Marital Partner: An Hypothesis --
Patterns of Marital Adjustment --
Cessation or Frustration of Cross Dressing --
Survey Wives' Comments to Prospective Wives of Transvestites --
Summary --
8 A Theory of Heterosexual Transvestism and Secondary Transsexualism --
Foundations of a Theoretical Model --
Ideas Basic to Theory Development --
Definitions of Four Major Explanatory Constructs --
A Five-Stage Theory of Transvestism --
9 Summary and Conclusions --
References.
Series Title: Perspectives in Sexuality, Behavior, Research, and Therapy.
Responsibility: by Richard F. Docter.

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