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How Sex Changed : History of Transsexuality in the United States (02 Edition)

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How Sex Changed is a fascinating social, cultural, and medical history of transsexuality in the United States. Joanne Meyerowitz tells a powerful human story about people who had a deep and unshakable desire to transform their bodily sex. In the last century when many challenged the social categories and hierarchies of race, class, and gender, transsexuals questioned biological sex itself, the category that seemed most fundamental and fixed of all.

From early twentieth-century sex experiments in Europe, to the saga of Christine Jorgensen, whose sex-change surgery made headlines in 1952, to today's growing transgender movement, Meyerowitz gives us the first serious history of transsexuality. She focuses on the stories of transsexual men and women themselves, as well as a large supporting cast of doctors, scientists, journalists, lawyers, judges, feminists, and gay liberationists, as they debated the big questions of medical ethics, nature versus nurture, self and society, and the scope of human rights.

In this story of transsexuality, Meyerowitz shows how new definitions of sex circulated in popular culture, science, medicine, and the law, and she elucidates the tidal shifts in our social, moral, and medical beliefs over the twentieth century, away from sex as an evident biological certainty and toward an understanding of sex as something malleable and complex. How Sex Changed is an intimate history that illuminates the very changes that shape our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality today.

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From early twentieth-century sex experiments in Europe, to the saga of Christine Jorgensen, whose sex-change surgery made headlines in 1952, to today's growing transgender movement, Meyerowitz gives us the first serious history of transsexuality. She focuses on the stories of transsexual men and women themselves, as well as a large supporting cast of doctors, scientists, journalists, lawyers, judges, feminists, and gay liberationists.

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Honorable Mention, 2002 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies

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2002 ForeWord Book of the Year, Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction Category

About the Author

Joanne Meyerowitz is Professor of History at Indiana University and Editor of the Journal of American History.

Indiana University

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Sex Change

2. "Ex-Gi Becomes Blonde Beauty"

3. From Sex To Gender

4. A "Fierce And Demanding" Drive

5. Sexual Revolutions

6. The Liberal Moment

7. The Next Generation

Abbreviations

Notes

Acknowledgments

Illustration Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674013797
Subtitle:
A History of Transsexuality in the United States
Author:
Meyerowitz, Joanne
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality
Subject:
History - United States/General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 halftones
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 21 oz

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Product details 400 pages Harvard University Press - English 9780674013797 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From early twentieth-century sex experiments in Europe, to the saga of Christine Jorgensen, whose sex-change surgery made headlines in 1952, to today's growing transgender movement, Meyerowitz gives us the first serious history of transsexuality. She focuses on the stories of transsexual men and women themselves, as well as a large supporting cast of doctors, scientists, journalists, lawyers, judges, feminists, and gay liberationists.
"Synopsis" by , Honorable Mention, 2002 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies
"Synopsis" by , 2002 ForeWord Book of the Year, Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction Category
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