Transgender History [NOOK Book]

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Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapters cover the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II; trans radicalism and social change, which spanned from 1966 with the publication of The Transsexual Phenomenon, and lasted through the early 1970s; the mid-’70s to 1990—the era of ...
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Transgender History

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Overview


Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapters cover the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II; trans radicalism and social change, which spanned from 1966 with the publication of The Transsexual Phenomenon, and lasted through the early 1970s; the mid-’70s to 1990—the era of identity politics and the changes witnessed in trans circles through these years; and the gender issues witnessed through the ’90s and ’00s.

Transgender History includes informative sidebars highlighting quotes from major texts and speeches in transgender history and brief biographies of key players, plus excerpts from transgender memoirs and discussion of treatments of transgenderism in popular culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786741366
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/7/2009
  • Series: Seal Studies
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 340,250
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Susan Stryker received her PhD in U.S. History at UC Berkeley in 1992. Her dissertation was on the origins of Mormonism as a case study in the formation of identity-based communities. She subsequently worked on the history of sexuality- and gender-based communities. She has been a lecturer, author/journalist, queer activist, and artist, a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University's History Department between 1998-2000, and the Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California, which runs its own exhibit/lecture series.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An Introduction to Transgender Terms and Concepts 1

Ch. 2 A Hundred Years of Transgender History 31

Ch. 3 Transgender Liberation 59

Ch. 4 The Difficult Decades 91

Ch. 5 The Current Wave 121

Reader's Guide 155

Further Reading and Resources 158

Sources 165

Index 175

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

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    TRANSGENDER HISTORY, a window into the soul of "T", in LGBT, must read

    Transgender History, Susan Stryker, brings the reader along for a meaningful, adroitly lead, journey into the soul of the transgender and LBGT experience. Thank you Susan.

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