Second skins : the body narratives of transsexuality (Book, 1998) []
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Second skins : the body narratives of transsexuality

Second skins : the body narratives of transsexuality

Author: Jay Prosser
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [1998] ©1998
Series: Gender and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Focusing on the union of body and narrative, this work conveys how transsexuality has been moulded by autobiographical acts. It argues that the transsexual body - as a historical subject and the histories of individual transsexual subjects - is empowered by narrative.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Prosser
ISBN: 0231109342 9780231109345 0231109350 9780231109352
OCLC Number: 37870577
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral).
Description: x, 267 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: On transitions --
changing bodies, changing narratives --
Part 1: Bodies. 1. Judith Butler: queer feminism, transgender, and the transubstantiation of sex --
2. A skin of ne's own: toward a theory of transsexual embodiment --
Part 2: Narratives. 3. Mirror images: transsexuality and autobiography --
4. "Some primitive thing conceived in a turbulent age of transition": the invert, the well of loneliness, and the narrative origins of transsexuality --
5. No place like home: transgender and trans-genre in Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues --
Epilogue: Transsexuality in photography --
fielding the referent.
Series Title: Gender and culture.
Responsibility: Jay Prosser.


Examining the powerful drive that leads men and women literally to shed their skins gubarand-in mind and body-to cross the boundary of sex, Prosser argues that sex change is, at best, a  Read more...


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