Male Femaling: A grounded theory approach to cross-dressing and sex-changing

Male Femaling: A grounded theory approach to cross-dressing and sex-changing

by Richard Ekins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415106249

ISBN-13: 9780415106245

Pub. Date: 01/15/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Ekins vividly details the innermost desires and the varied practices of males who wear the clothes of women for the pleasure it gives them (cross-dressers), or who wish to change sex and are actively going about it (sex-changers).

This unique and fascinating book transforms an area of study previously dominated by clinical models to look instead at…  See more details below

Overview

Ekins vividly details the innermost desires and the varied practices of males who wear the clothes of women for the pleasure it gives them (cross-dressers), or who wish to change sex and are actively going about it (sex-changers).

This unique and fascinating book transforms an area of study previously dominated by clinical models to look instead at cross-dressing and sex-changing as a highly variable social process, tracing the path of the 'male femaler' from 'beginning' to 'consolidating' femaling. Based upon seventeen years of fieldwork, life history work, qualitative analysis, archival work and contact with several thousand cross-dressers and sex-changers, the book develops a theory of 'male femaling' which has major ramifications for both the field of 'transvestism' and 'transexualism', and for the analysis of sex and gender more generally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415106245
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/15/1997
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1210L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Foreword
Prologue1
1The Public and Private Faces of Cross-Dressing and Sex-Changing11
2Review of the Literature from the Standpoint of Grounded Theory25
3The Social Worlds of Cross-Dressing and Sex-Changing33
4Male Femaling, Masked Awareness Contexts and the Methodology of Grounded Theory47
5Beginning Male Femaling61
6Fantasying Male Femaling71
7Doing Male Femaling86
8Constituting Male Femaling107
9Consolidating Male Femaling130
10Conclusion163
Notes167
Bibliography168
Index177

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