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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674009258

ISBN-13: 9780674009257

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Harvard University Press

How Sex Changed is a fascinating social, cultural, and medical history of transsexuality in the United States. Joanne Meyerowitz tells a powerful human story about people who have a deep and unshakable desire to transform their bodily sex. Over the past century, when many challenged the social categories and hierarchies of race, class, and gender, transsexuals…  See more details below

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How Sex Changed is a fascinating social, cultural, and medical history of transsexuality in the United States. Joanne Meyerowitz tells a powerful human story about people who have a deep and unshakable desire to transform their bodily sex. Over the past century, when many challenged the social categories and hierarchies of race, class, and gender, transsexuals questioned biological sex itself, the category that seemed most fundamental and fixed of all.

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)

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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