Transgender History

Stryker, Susan

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Transgender History
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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Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Seal Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008
ISBN: 158005224X
Branch Call Number: 306.768 S928t 2008
Characteristics: ix, 190 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm


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List - Multcolib Picks: LGBTQ history by: multcolib May 15, 2014

A short but wide-ranging introduction to transgender history. The book starts setting the stage for readers with some historical context and an overview of relevant language and terminology. The remainder of the book traces the changing medical, legal, political, and cultural attitudes of the la... Read More »

Stryker's work is a detailed chronology of various movements, works, and events surrounding transgender identities from the middle of the 20th century up through the beginning of the 21st.

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