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We have read the stories of those who have "crossed" lines of race and class and culture. But few have written of crossing—completely and entirely—the gender line. Crossing is the story of Deirdre McCloskey (formerly Donald), once a golden boy of conservative economics and a child of 1950s and 1960s privilege, and her dramatic and poignant journey to becoming a woman. McCloskey's account of her painstaking efforts to learn to "be a woman" unearth fundamental questions about gender and identity, and hatreds and anxieties, revealing surprising answers.

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We have read the stories of those who have "crossed" lines of race and class and culture. But few have written of crossing--completely and entirely--the gender line. Crossing is the story of Deirdre McCloskey (formerly Donald), once a golden boy of conservative economics and a child of 1950s and 1960s privilege, and her dramatic and poignant journey to becoming a woman. McCloskey's account of her painstaking efforts to learn to "be a woman" unearth fundamental questions about gender and identity, and hatreds and anxieties, revealing surprising answers.

Synopsis:

A renowned economist and historian, a husband and father, Donald McCloskey (now Deirdre) had crossdressed for years without wanting more. But at age fifty-two a sense that he was denying his real identity grew to the point where he knew he had to become a woman. Crossing is the poignant story of this realization and its consequences.

About the Author

Deirdre N. McCloskey is University Professor of the Human Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is the author of nine books, including The Vices of Economists and If You're So Smart, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Doubt

1. Boy to Man

2. Marriage

3. Internet, 1995

4. Professor Dressed

5. Clubs

6. In the Ladies' Room

7. Boldness

8. Epiphany

9. Losing Family

10. Academic Drag

11. A Day You Feel Pretty

12. Premarin

13. Sweet October

Part 2: Struggle

14. Outed

15. "Welcome"

16. The Cuckoo's Nest

17.Hearing?

18. Then Why Are You Doing This?

19. Chicago

20. Changing

21. Sister's Last

22. Professional Girl Economist

23. Farewell Speech

24. Dutch Welcome

25. The Worst Days in February

26. Passing

27. Yes, Ma'am

Part 3: Across

28. Vriendinnetjes

29. Women's World

30. To Make Up for God's Neglect

31. Merry May

32. Starting

33. Finishing

34. A Post-Menopausal Woman on Hormone Therapy

35. Facelift

36. This Is How We Live

37. Dutch Winter, 1996

38. Going Home

39. Costs

40. Iowa Drag

41. Professora Traveling

42. Second Voice

43. Makeup

44. Getting There

45. Differences

46. Christ's Mass 1997

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226556697
Author:
McCloskey, Deirdre N.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
McCloskey, Deirdre N.
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Gender identity
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
McCloskey, Deirdre N
Subject:
Transsexuals -- United States -- Psychology.
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 halftones
Pages:
282
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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We have read the stories of those who have "crossed" lines of race and class and culture. But few have written of crossing--completely and entirely--the gender line. Crossing is the story of Deirdre McCloskey (formerly Donald), once a golden boy of conservative economics and a child of 1950s and 1960s privilege, and her dramatic and poignant journey to becoming a woman. McCloskey's account of her painstaking efforts to learn to "be a woman" unearth fundamental questions about gender and identity, and hatreds and anxieties, revealing surprising answers.

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A renowned economist and historian, a husband and father, Donald McCloskey (now Deirdre) had crossdressed for years without wanting more. But at age fifty-two a sense that he was denying his real identity grew to the point where he knew he had to become a woman. Crossing is the poignant story of this realization and its consequences.
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