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Intersex and Identity: the Contested Self

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Publisher Comments:

Approximately one in every two thousand infants born in the United States each year is sexually ambiguous in such a way that doctors cannot immediately determine the child?s sex. Some children?s chromosomal sexuality contradicts their sexual characteristics. Others have the physical traits of both sexes, or of neither.

Drawing upon life history interviews with adults who were treated for intersexuality as children, Sharon E. Preves explores how such individuals experience and cope with being labeled sexual deviants in a society that demands sexual conformity. By demonstrating how intersexed people manage and create their own identities, often in conflict with their medical diagnosis, Preves argues that medical intervention into intersexuality often creates, rather than mitigates, the stigma these people suffer.

Review:

"In Intersex and Identity Preves has produced the most up-to-date, comprehensive account available of what it is like to grow up and live with a body that isn't simply male or female. This work is compassionate, intelligent, and beautifully written, and promises to be well read and highly valued." Alice Dreger, Ph.D., author of Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex

Review:

"Sharon Preves's analysis of her interviews with adult intersexuals illuminates the power of the coming out process in transforming stigma into pride. This book is an invaluable resource in the ongoing discourse on the clinical management of intersexuality." Walter Bockting, assistant professor of human sexuality, University of Minnesota Medical School

Synopsis:

Examines how intersexed individuals negotiate identity in a dual gendered culture

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-206) and index.

About the Author

Sharon E. Preves is an assistant professor of sociology at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Beyond pink and blue — Medical sex assignment — Stigma, secrecy, and shame — Seeds of change — Intersex pride — Implications of intersex mobilization — Methodological appendix.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813532295
Author:
Preves, Sharon E.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Ezekiel, Judith A.
Location:
New Brunswick, N.J.
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Urology
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Gender identity
Subject:
Hermaphroditism
Subject:
Sex differentiation disorders.
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Intersexuality - Psychological aspects
Subject:
Intersexuality - Social aspects
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 BandW illustrations
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.82 oz

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Product details 232 pages Rutgers University Press - English 9780813532295 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In Intersex and Identity Preves has produced the most up-to-date, comprehensive account available of what it is like to grow up and live with a body that isn't simply male or female. This work is compassionate, intelligent, and beautifully written, and promises to be well read and highly valued."
"Review" by , "Sharon Preves's analysis of her interviews with adult intersexuals illuminates the power of the coming out process in transforming stigma into pride. This book is an invaluable resource in the ongoing discourse on the clinical management of intersexuality."
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Examines how intersexed individuals negotiate identity in a dual gendered culture
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-206) and index.
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