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Imagining Transgender An Ethnography of a Category

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ISBN-10: 0822338696

ISBN-13: 9780822338697

Edition: 2007

Authors: David Valentine

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"Imagining Transgender" is an ethnography of the emergence and institutionalization of transgender as a category of collective identity and political activism. Embraced by activists in the early 1990s to advocate for gender-variant people, the category quickly gained momentum in public health, social service, scholarly, and legislative contexts. Working as a safer-sex activist in Manhattan during the late 1990s, David Valentine conducted ethnographic research among mostly male-to-female transgender-identified people at drag balls, support groups, cross-dresser organizations, clinics, bars, and clubs. However, he found that many of those labeled "transgender" by activists did not know the…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 8/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Imagining Transgender
Imagining Transgender
Making Community, Conceiving Identity
Introduction to Part II: Reframing Community and Identity
Making Community
"I Know What I Am": Gender, Sexuality, and Identity
Emerging Fields
Introduction to Part III: The Transexual, the Anthropologist, and the Rabbi
The Making of a Field: Anthropology and Transgender Studies
The Logic of Inclusion: Transgender Activism
The Calculus of Pain: Violence, Narrative, and the Self
Conclusion: Making Ethnography
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