Transgender History, second edition: The Roots of Today's Revolution

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Basic Books, Nov 7, 2017 - Social Science - 320 pages
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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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Amazing writing and really gave an in depth look of transgender history. Great read.


Prologue vii
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Transgender Terms and Concepts 1
Chapter 2 A Hundred Years of Transgender History 31
Chapter 3 Transgender Liberation 59
Chapter 4 The Difficult Decades 91
Chapter 5 The Current Wave 121
Readers Guide 155
Further Reading and Resources 158
Sources 165
Index 175
Acknowledgments 185
About the Author 186

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Susan Stryker, Professor Emerita of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona, is founding co-editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution, and co-director of the Emmy-winning documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria.

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