The Transgender Studies Reader

The Transgender Studies Reader

by Susan Stryker
     
 

Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader

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Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader puts between two covers fifty influential texts with new introductions by the editors that, taken together, document the evolution of transgender studies in the English-speaking world. By bringing together the voices and experience of transgender individuals, doctors, psychologists and academically-based theorists, this volume will be a foundational text for the transgender community, transgender studies, and related queer theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415947084
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/09/2006
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.56(d)

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Table of Contents

(De)subjugated knowledges : an introduction to transgender studies1
ISex, gender, and science19
1Selections from psychopathia sexualis with special reference to contrary sexual instinct : a medico-legal study21
2Selections from the transvestites : the erotic drive to cross-dress28
3Psychopathia transexualis40
4Transsexualism and transvestism as psycho-somatic and somato-psychic syndromes45
5Selection from biological substrates of sexual behavior53
6Passing and the managed achievement of sex status in an "intersexed" person58
7Selection from the role of gender and the imperative of sex94
8A Cyborg manifesto : science, technology, and socialist-feminism in the late twentieth century103
IIFeminist investments119
9Selection from mother camp121
10Sappho by surgery : the transsexually constructed lesbian-feminist131
11Divided sisterhood : a critical review of Janice Raymond's the transsexual empire144
12A transvestite answers a feminist159
13Toward a theory of gender165
14Doing justice to someone : sex reassignment and allegories of transsexuality183
15Where did we go wrong? : feminism and trans theory - two teams on the same side?194
IIIQueering gender203
16Transgender liberation : a movement whose time has come205
17The empire strikes back : a posttranssexual manifesto221
18Gender terror, gender rage236
19My words to Victor Frankenstein above the village of Chamounix : performing transgender rage244
20Judith Butler : queer feminism, transgender, and the transubstantiation of sex257
21Are lesbians women?281
22Hermaphrodites with attitude : mapping the emergence of intersex political activism300
23Mutilating gender315
IVSelves : identity and community333
24Body, technology, and gender in transsexual autobiographies335
25A "fierce and demanding" drive362
26ONE Inc. and Reed Erickson : the uneasy collaboration of gay and trans activism, 1964-2003387
27"I went to bed with my own kind once" : the erasure of desire in the name of identity407
28Bodies in motion : lesbian and transsexual histories420
29Manliness434
30Selection from lesbians talk transgender439
31Gender without genitals : Hedwig's six inches449
VTransgender masculinities469
32Of catamites and kings : reflections on butch, gender, and boundaries471
33The logic of treatment482
34Look! No, don't! : the visibility dilemma for transsexual men499
35Queering the binaries : transsituated identities, bodies, and sexualities509
36Selections from "spoiled identity" : Stephen Gordon's loneliness and the difficulties of queer history521
37Transsexuals in the military : flight into hypermasculinity537
VIEmbodiment : ethics in time and space545
38What does it cost to tell the truth?547
39Transmogrification : (Un)becoming other(s)552
40Fin de siecle, Fin du sexe : transsexuality, postmodernism, and the death of history565
41Skinflick : posthuman gender in Jonathan Demme's the silence of the lambs574
42Genderbashing : sexuality, gender, and the regulation of public space584
43From the medical gaze to sublime mutations : the ethics of (re)viewing non-normative body images601
44From functionality to aesthetics : the architecture of transgender jurisprudence621
VIIMultiple crossings : gender, nationality, race633
45Selections prom the chic of Araby : transvestism and the erotics of cultural appropriation635
46Transgender theory and embodiment : the risk of racial marginalization656
47Romancing the transgender native : rethinking the use of the "third gender" concept666
48Unsung heroes : reading transgender subjectivities in Hong Kong action cinema685
49Whose feminism is it anyway? : the unspoken racism of the trans inclusion debate698
50Transgendering the politics of recognition706

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