Blending Genders: Social Aspects of Cross-Dressing and Sex Changing

Blending Genders: Social Aspects of Cross-Dressing and Sex Changing

by Richard Ekins, David King
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415115515

ISBN-13: 9780415115513

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Blending Genders is concerned with those who attempt to or succeed in blending various aspects of gender. The book describes personal experiences of cross-dressers and their social organization--in both "outsider" and "respectable" communities. The contributors

consider the medical framework through which gender blending is so often seen and examine the

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Blending Genders is concerned with those who attempt to or succeed in blending various aspects of gender. The book describes personal experiences of cross-dressers and their social organization--in both "outsider" and "respectable" communities. The contributors

consider the medical framework through which gender blending is so often seen and examine the treatment afforded gender blending in literature, the press and telephone sex lines. The book concludes with a discussion of the lively debates that have taken place concerning the politics of

transgenderism in recent years and recent contributions to contemporary cultural and queer theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415115513
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Blending Genders - An Introduction1
1In Female Attire: Male Experiences of Cross-Dressing - Some Historical Fragments9
2Becoming a Man: The Personal Account of a Female-to-Male Transsexual27
3The Career Path of the Male Femaler39
4The 'Drag Queen Scene': Transsexuals in Kings Cross53
5A Heterosexual Transvestite Club63
6London Grandeur: The Porchester Ball70
7Gender Blending: Medical Perspectives and Technology79
8The Socio-Medical Construction of Transsexualism: An Interpretation and Critique99
9120 Years of Male Cross-Dressing and Sex-Changing in English and American Literature123
10Cross-Dressing, Sex-Changing and the Press133
11Male Femaling, Telephone Sex and the Case of Intimacy Scripts151
12Divided Sisterhood: A Critical Review of Janice Raymond's The Transsexual Empire171
13Autobiographical Fragments from a Transsexual Activist190
14Gender Fucking or Fucking Gender? Current Cultural Contributions to Theories of Gender Blending196
15The Politics of Transgenderism215
Appendix I: A chronological listing of English and American short stories and novels featuring cross-dressing and sex-changing225
Appendix II: A guide to resources227
Bibliography229
Index244

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