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This volume brings together experts with diverse disciplinary backgrounds in the China field, from cultural studies to history to musicology, to make a timely intervention-from the historical demise of enuchism to male cross-dressing shows in contemporary Taiwan-to inaugurate a subfield in Chinese transgender studies.
By Chaz Bono
Bono's groundbreaking and candid account of a 40-year struggle to match his gender identity with his physical body and his transformation from female to male. Bono touches on themes of identity, gender, family, and sexuality.
Bringing together a top-notch collection of emerging & established scholars this volume examines the way that the term 'migration' can be used not only to look at the way trans bodies migrate from one gender to the an? other, but the way that trans people migrate in the larger geopolitical...
Examines constructions of LGBT identity within new media. This work considers the effects, issues, influences, benefits and disadvantages of these new media phenomena with respect to the construction of LGBT identities. It is suitable for those interested in the intersections of gender, sexuality, and technology.
A feminist perspective on genocidal politics in Africa
Shelley studies both the inadvertent challenges that transpeople make to traditional sex and gender definitions, and the reactions of resistance, defensiveness, and phobias of non-trans people when sex and gender norms are challenged.
By Sally Hines
Addresses government legislation concerning the citizenship rights of transgender people. This book examines the impact of legislative shifts upon transgender people's identities, intimate relationships and practices of care and considers the implications for social policy. It encompasses approaches from psychoanalysis, sociology and others.
'Intersex' is the condition whereby an individual is born with biological features that are simultaneously perceived as male and female. This book draws on the personal testimony of intersexed individuals, their loved ones and medical carers. It deepens our understanding of a condition that has itself only been medically understood.
By Jay Prosser
Examining the powerful drive that leads men and women literally to shed their skins gubarand-in mind and body-to cross the boundary of sex, Prosser argues that sex change is, at best, a narrative-thus transsexuals make for adept and absorbing authors.
While highlighting how the gender identity of transsexuals relates to hormonal and surgical changes in the body as well as to changes in dress, this text investigates the pressures and motivations to conform to expected gender roles, and the ways in which these are affected.