Transgender Studies Reader

ISBN-10: 041594709X

ISBN-13: 9780415947091

Edition: 2006

Authors: Susan Stryker, Stephen Whittle

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Although the term "transgender" itself has achieved familiarity only within the past decade, this authoritative collection of articles demonstrates that the study of behaviors, bodies, and subjective identities which contest common Eurocentric notions of gender has a history stretching back at least to the early 20th century. 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 Readerputs 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 experience of transgender individuals, doctors, psychologists, and academically-based theorists, thisvolume will be a foundational text for the transgender community, transgender studies, and related queer theory. "Unsung Heroes: Reading Transgender Subjectivities in Hong Kong Action Cinema." Copyright (c) 2004-5 by Helen Hok-Sze Leung. Reprinted fromMasculinities and Hong Kong Cinema. Eds. Laikwan Pang and Day Wong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2005. 81-98.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

Susan Stryker is the coauthor of "Gay by the Bay", a historical look at gay life in San Francisco, as well as "Gay Pulp" and "Lesbian Pulp Address Books". She currently works as Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco.

Introduction
Sex, Gender, and Science
Psychopathia Sexualis with Special Reference to Contrary Sexual Instinct
Selections from Transvestites: The Erotic Drive to Cross-Dress
Psychopathia Transexualis
Transsexualism and Transvestism as Psycho-Somatic and Somato-Psychic
Imprinting and the Establishment of Gender Identity
Passing and the Managed Achievement of Sex Status in an "Intersexed" Person
The Mutability of Gender and the Imperative of Sex
A Manifesto for Cyborgs
Feminist Investments
The Drag Queen, The Camp
Sappho by Surgery: The Transsexually Constructed Lesbian Feminist
Divided Sisterhood: A Critical Review of Janice Raymond's "The Trans-sexual Empire"
A Transvestite Answers a Feminist
Toward a Theory of Gender
Doing Justice to Someone: Sex Reassignment and Allegories of Transsexuality
Feminism and Trans Theory: Two Teams on the Same Side
Queering Gender
Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come
The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto
Gender Trouble, Gender
My Words to Victor Frankenstein above the Village of Chamounix
Judith Butler: Queer Feminism, Transgender, and the Transsubstantiation of Sex
Are Lesbians Women?
Hermaphrodites with Attitude: Mapping the Emergence of Intersex Political Activism
Mutilating Gender
Selves: Identity and Community
Body, Technology, and Gender in Transsexual Autobiography
A "Fierce and Demanding"
ONE Inc., and Reed Erickson: The Uneasy Collaboration of Gay and Trans Activism
"I went to bed with my own kind once": The Erasure of Desire in the Name of Identity
Bodies in Motion: Lesbian and Transsexual Histories
The Loyal Opposition Patrick Califia-Rice
Selections from Lesbians Talk: Transgender
Deep, Deadly, and Angry
Transgender Masculinities
Catamites and Kings: Reflections on Butch, Gender, and Boundaries
The Logic of Treatment
Look! No Don't The Visibility Dilemma for Transsexual Men
Queering the Binaries: Transsituated Identities, Bodies, and Sexualities
"Spoiled Identity": Stephen Gordon's Loneliness and the Difficulties of Doing Queer History Love Heather
Transsexuals in the Military: Flight into Hypermasculinity
Embodied Ethics in Time and Space
What Does it Cost to Tell the Truth?
Perverse Embodiment
Hermaphrodites in Love
Fin de Siecle, Fin du Sexe: Transsexuality, Postmodernism, and the Death of History
Skin-Flick: Posthuman Gender in Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of the Lambs"
Genderbashing: Sexuality, Gender, and the Regulation o
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