You've Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity [NOOK Book]

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Is sex identity a feature of one's mind or body, and is it a relational or intrinsic property? Who is in the best position to know a person's sex, do we each have a true sex, and is a person's sex an alterable characteristic? When a person's sex assignment changes, has the old self disappeared and a new one emerged; or, has only the public presentation of one's self changed?

"You've Changed" examines the philosophical questions raised by the ...
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You've Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity

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Overview

Is sex identity a feature of one's mind or body, and is it a relational or intrinsic property? Who is in the best position to know a person's sex, do we each have a true sex, and is a person's sex an alterable characteristic? When a person's sex assignment changes, has the old self disappeared and a new one emerged; or, has only the public presentation of one's self changed?

"You've Changed" examines the philosophical questions raised by the phenomenon of sex reassignment, and brings together the essays of scholars known for their work in gender, sexuality, queer, and disability studies, feminist epistemology and science studies, and philosophical accounts of personal identity. An interdisciplinary contribution to the emerging field of transgender studies, it will be of interest to students and scholars in a number of disciplines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199888917
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/21/2009
  • Series: Studies in Feminist Philosophy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 920,242
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Laurie J. Shrage is the Director of Women's Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Florida International University.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Introduction 3

1 Sex/Gender Transitions and Life-Changing Aspirations Christine Overall 11

2 Transsexuality and Contextual Identities Georgia Warnke 28

3 Tracing a Ghostly Memory in My Throat: Reflections on Ftm Feminist Voice and Agency C. Jacob Hale 43

4 Transsexuality and Daseia Y. Cavers-Huff Naomi Zack 66

5 The Sexual Schema: Transposition and Transgender in Phenomenology of Perception Gayle Salamon 81

6 Trans Identities and First-Person Authority Talia Mae Bettcher 98

7 Queer Breasted Experience Kim Q. Hall 121

8 Changing Race, Changing Sex: The Ethics of Self-Transformation Cressida J. Heyes 135

9 Artifice and Authenticity: Gender Technology and Agency in Two Jenny Saville Portraits Diana Tietjens Meyers 155

10 Sex and Miscibility Laurie J. Shrage 175

11 Who Do You Think You Are? When Should the Law Let You Be Who You Want to Be? Graham Mayeda 194

Index 217

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