The Transgender Studies Reader

Front Cover
Susan Stryker, Stephen Whittle
Taylor & Francis, 2006 - History - 752 pages
3 Reviews
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.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: The Transgender Studies Reader

User Review  - Tobi - Goodreads

Includes many of the formative writings on trans folk over the past several decades. Instead of ignoring folks like Janice Raymond, some of the more trans-negative writings have been included, but so ... Read full review

Review: The Transgender Studies Reader

User Review  - Jules - Goodreads

There is an amazing collection of essays, article, papers in here. I think this book is essentially for anyone who claims to be interested in gender. Read full review

Contents

AN INTRODUCTION TO TRANSGENDER STUDIES
1
SEX GENDER AND SCIENCE
19
SELECTIONS FROM PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CONTRARY SEXUAL INSTINCT A MEDICOLEGAL ST...
21
SECTIONS FROM THE TRANSVESTITES THE EROTIC DRIVE TO CROSSDRESS
28
PSYCHOPATHIA TRANSEXUALIS
40
TRANSSEXUALISM AND TRANSVESTISM AS PSYCHOSOMATIC AND SOMATOPSYCHIC SYNDROMES
45
SELECTION FROM BIOLOGICAL SUBSTRATES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR
53
PASSING AND THE MANAGED ACHIEVEMENT OF SEX STATUS IN AN INTERSEXED PERSON
58
I WENT TO BED WITH MY OWN KIND ONCE THE ERASURE OF DESIRE IN THE NAME OF IDENTITY
407
BODIES IN MOTION LESBIAN AND TRANSSEXUAL HISTORIES
420
MANLINESS
434
SELECTION FROM LESBIANS TALK TRANSGENDER
439
GENDER WITHOUT GENITALS HEDWIGS SIX INCHES
449
TRANSGENDER MASCULINITIES
469
OF CATAMITES AND KINGS REFLECTIONS ON BUTCH GENDER AND BOUNDARIES
471
THE LOGIC OF TREATMENT
482

SELECTION FROM THE ROLE OF GENDER AND THE IMPERATIVE OF SEX
94
A CYBORG MANIFESTO SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIALISTFEMINISM IN THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY
103
FEMINIST INVESTMENTS
119
SELECTION FROM MOTHER CAMP
121
SAPPHO BY SURGERY THE TRANSSEXUALLY CONSTRUCTED LESBIANFEMINIST
131
DIVIDED SISTERHOOD A CRITICAL REVIEW OF JANICE RAYMONDS THE TRANSSEXUAL EMPIRE
144
A TRANSVESTITE ANSWERS A FEMINIST
159
TOWARD A THEORY OF GENDER
165
DOING JUSTICE TO SOMEONE SEX REASSIGNMENT AND ALLEGORIES OF TRANSSEXUALITY
183
WHERE DID WE GO WRONG? FEMINISM AND TRANS THEORYTWO TEAMS ON THE SAME SIDE?
194
QUEERING GENDER
203
TRANSGENDER LITERATION A MOVEMENT WHOSE TIME HAS COME
205
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK A POSTTRANSSEXUAL MANIFESTO
221
GENDER TERROR GENDER RAGE
236
MY WORDS TO VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN ABOVE THE VILLAGE OF CHAMOUNIX PERFORMING TRANSGENDER RAGE
244
JUDITH BUTLER QUEER FEMINISM TRANSGENDER AND THE TRANSUBSTANTIATION OF SEX
257
ARE LESBIANS WOMEN?
281
HERMAPHRODITES WITH ATTITUDE MAPPING THE EMERGENCE OF INTERSEX POLITICAL ACTIVISM
300
MUTILATING GENDER
315
SELVES IDENTITY AND COMMUNITY
333
BODY TECHNOLOGY AND GENDER IN TRANSSEXUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
335
A FIERCE AND DEMANDING DRIVE
362
ONE INC AND REED ERICKSON THE UNEASY COLLABORATION OF GAY AND TRANS ACTIVISM 19642003
387
LOOK NO DONT THE VISIBILITY DILEMMA FOR TRANSSEXUAL MEN
499
QUEERING THE BINARIES TRANSSITUATED IDENTITIES BODIES AND SEXUALITIES
509
SELECTIONS FROM SPOILED IDENTITY STEPHEN GORDONS LONELINESS AND THE DIFFICULTIES OF QUEER HISTORY
521
TRANSSEXUALS IN THE MILITARY FLIGHT INTO HYPERMASCULINITY
537
EMBODIMENT ETHICS IN TIME AND SPACE
545
WHAT DOES IT COST TO TELL THE TRUTH?
547
TRANSMOGRIFICATION UNBECOMING OTHERS
552
FIN DE SIECLE FIN DU SEXE TRANSSEXUALITY POSTMODERNISM AND THE DEATH OF HISTORY
565
SKINFLICK POSTHUMAN GENDER IN JONATHAN DEMMES THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
574
GENDERBASHING SEXUALITY GENDER AND THE REGULATION OF PUBLIC SPACE
584
FROM THE MEDICAL GAZE TO SUBLIME MUTATIONS THE ETHICS OF REVIEWING NONNORMATIVE BODY IMAGES
601
FROM FUNCTIONALITY TO AESTHETICS THE ARCHITECTURE OF TRANSGENDER JURISPRUDENCE
621
MULTIPLE CROSSINGS GENDER NATIONALITY RACE
633
SELECTION FROM THE CHIC OF ARABY TRANSVESTISM AND THE EROTICS OF CULTURAL APPROPRIATION
635
TRANSGENDER THEORY AND EMBODIMENT THE RISK OF RACIAL MARGINALIZATION
656
ROMANCING THE TRANSGENDER NATIVE RETHINKING THE USE OF THE THIRD GENDER CONCEPT
666
UNSUNG HEROES READING TRANSGENDER SUBJECTIVITIES IN HONG KONG ACTION CINEMA
685
WHOSE FEMINISM IS IT ANYWAY? THE UNSPOKEN RACISM OF THE TRANS INCLUSION DEBATE
698
TRANSGENDERING THE POLITICS OF RECOGNITION
706
PERMISSIONS
721
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
725
INDEX
731
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2006)

Susan Stryker is the Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, and currently holds a Social Science Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies in the History Department at Stanford University. Stephen Whittle is Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and coordinator of the United Kingdom FTM Network.

Bibliographic information