The Riddle of Gender (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 29, 2009 - Social Science - 336 pages
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When Deborah Rudacille learned that a close friend had decided to transition from female to male, she felt compelled to understand why.

Coming at the controversial subject of transsexualism from several angles–historical, sociological, psychological, medical–Rudacille discovered that gender variance is anything but new, that changing one’s gender has been met with both acceptance and hostility through the years, and that gender identity, like sexual orientation, appears to be inborn, not learned, though in some people the sex of the body does not match the sex of the brain.

Informed not only by meticulous research, but also by the author’s interviews with prominent members of the transgender community, The Riddle of Gender is a sympathetic and wise look at a sexual revolution that calls into question many of our most deeply held assumptions about what it means to be a man, a woman, and a human being.


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Review: The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender Rights

User Review  - Paula Mckinley - Goodreads

This book is extremely important for everyone to read. As we are entering an age where equality is being debated within the United States, 'The Riddle of Gender' is an important read. This book ... Read full review

Review: The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender Rights

User Review  - Gabe - Goodreads

This is a very good book, particularly for people unfamiliar with gender theory and wanting to know more about modern conceptions of gender. Having both a wide variety of first hand experiences of ... Read full review

Contents

The Hands of God
3
Conversation with Ben Barres M D Plz D
21
Through Science to Justice
30
Conversation with Susan Srrycar P111
52
The Bombshell
62
Conversation with Czesea Goodwin and Rusty Mae Moore P1 1
141
Liberating the Rainbow
151
Conversation with Tom Kennard
179
Conversation with Dana Beyer M 1 2 26
226
Conversation with joanna Clark
277
Afterword to the Anchor Books Edition
293
Acknowledgments
307
Selected Bibliography 3
345
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About the author (2009)

Deborah Rudacille is a science writer at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of The Scalpel and the Butterfly: The Conflict Between Animal Research and Animal Protection. She lives in Baltimore.


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