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In clarifying how transmen and FTMs define and validate their lives, as ...
In clarifying how transmen and FTMs define and validate their lives, as opposed to how society attempts to pigeonhole and belittle them, Cromwell shows how female-to-male transpeople have been made virtually invisible by male-dominated discourses. He considers cross-cultural data on female gender diversity, historical evidence of female-bodied people who have lived as men, and contemporary transmen and FTMs. He also addresses how FTMs and transmen are working to challenge the mental illness model of transness as well as other misconceptions.
Transmen and FTMs seeks to reframe the dialogue about gender identity and move away from regarding fixed gender categories as normative. By redefining gender diversity from a manifestation of pathology to a human condition, Transmen and FTMs promotes a fuller understanding of these individuals as persons in their own right.
|Excerpts from a Journey||3|
|1||Making the Visible Invisible||7|
|2||Transsexual Discourses and Languages of Identification||19|
|3||Bodies, Sexes, Genders, and Sexualities||31|
|4||Visible Yet Invisible: Female Gender Diversity, Historically and Cross-Culturally||44|
|5||Transvestite Opportunists, Passing Women, and Female-Bodied Men||62|
|6||He Becomes She: Making Contemporary Female Gender Diversity Invisible||83|
|7||"They Are a Part of My History": Transperspectives on Cross-Cultural and Historical Data||92|
|8||Fearful Others: Transsexual Discourses and the Construction of Female-Bodied Transpeople||101|
|9||Queering the Binaries: Transsituated Identities, Bodies, and Sexualities||122|
|10||Making the Invisible Visible||137|
|Further Excerpts from a Journey||145|
|App||Doing Fieldwork with a Nonsituated Population||151|