How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States / Edition 1

How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States / Edition 1

by Joanne Meyerowitz, Meyerowitz
     
 

As early as the 1930s, but certainly after the well publicized sex change by Christine Jorgensen in 1952, scientists, doctors, and the public began to grapple with questions regarding the nature of sex. Meyerowitz (history, Indiana U.) traces the evolution of the discourse to the present, and projects it to the next generation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland,… See more details below

Overview

As early as the 1930s, but certainly after the well publicized sex change by Christine Jorgensen in 1952, scientists, doctors, and the public began to grapple with questions regarding the nature of sex. Meyerowitz (history, Indiana U.) traces the evolution of the discourse to the present, and projects it to the next generation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674009257
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Joanne Meyerowitz is Professor of History at Indiana University and Editor of the Journal of American History.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Sex Change14
2"Ex-GI Becomes Blonde Beauty"51
3From Sex to Gender98
4A "Fierce and Demanding" Drive130
5Sexual Revolutions168
6The Liberal Moment208
7The Next Generation255
Abbreviations288
Notes289
Acknowledgments343
Illustration Credits347
Index349

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