Transgender History

Transgender History

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by Susan Stryker
     
 

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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

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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 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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Library Journal
★ 06/01/2016
A great complement to Meyerowitz's How Sex Changed (see above), this work offers a history of transgender people and their activism from the 1850s to the 21st century. Stryker begins with a very useful introduction to basic gender-related terms and concepts, including explanations of potentially offensive words. Essential for all libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580052245
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Seal Studies
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
247,748
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Transgender History 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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TommieWhitaker More than 1 year ago
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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