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


First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback (New Edition)
$67.95 price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $2.09   
  • New (2) from $62.61   
  • Used (7) from $2.09   
Sending request ...


First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415115520
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/20/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of contributors
Blending Genders - An Introduction 1
1 In Female Attire: Male Experiences of Cross-Dressing - Some Historical Fragments 9
2 Becoming a Man: The Personal Account of a Female-to-Male Transsexual 27
3 The Career Path of the Male Femaler 39
4 The 'Drag Queen Scene': Transsexuals in Kings Cross 53
5 A Heterosexual Transvestite Club 63
6 London Grandeur: The Porchester Ball 70
7 Gender Blending: Medical Perspectives and Technology 79
8 The Socio-Medical Construction of Transsexualism: An Interpretation and Critique 99
9 120 Years of Male Cross-Dressing and Sex-Changing in English and American Literature 123
10 Cross-Dressing, Sex-Changing and the Press 133
11 Male Femaling, Telephone Sex and the Case of Intimacy Scripts 151
12 Divided Sisterhood: A Critical Review of Janice Raymond's The Transsexual Empire 171
13 Autobiographical Fragments from a Transsexual Activist 190
14 Gender Fucking or Fucking Gender? Current Cultural Contributions to Theories of Gender Blending 196
15 The Politics of Transgenderism 215
Appendix I: A chronological listing of English and American short stories and novels featuring cross-dressing and sex-changing 225
Appendix II: A guide to resources 227
Bibliography 229
Index 244
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)