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The Transgender Reader
The Transgender Reader
by Susan Stryker
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Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between... (read more)

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True Selves
True Selves
by Mildred L. Brown
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Combines authoritative information and humanitarian insight into the transsexual experience Filled with wisdom and understanding, this groundbreaking book paints a vivid portrait of conflicts transsexuals face on a daily basis--and the courage they must... (read more)

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Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community
Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community
by Noach Dzmura
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***WINNER, 2011 Lambda Literary Award - Transgender Non-Fiction While the Jewish mainstream still argues about homosexuality, transgender and gender-variant people have emerged as a distinct Jewish population and as a new chorus of voices. Inspired and... (read more)

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Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man
Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man
by Chaz Bono
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The New York Times bestseller that asks: What happens on the journey from self-doubt to self-acceptance? Imagine knowing, for decades, that the person you are and the body you inhabit don’t match up. Imagine pushing that feeling down so deep that... (read more)

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Peninsula of Lies: A True Story of Mysterious Birth and Taboo Love
Peninsula of Lies: A True Story of Mysterious Birth and Taboo Love
by Edward Ball
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Peninsula of Lies is a nonfiction mystery, set in haunting locales and peopled with fascinating characters, that unwraps the enigma of a woman named Dawn Langley Simmons, a British writer who lived in Charleston, South Carolina, during the 1960s and... (read more)

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Herculine Barbin
Herculine Barbin
by Michel Foucault
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Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers
Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers
by Cris Beam
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When Beam moved to Los Angeles, she was drawn deeply into the pained and powerful group of transgirls she discovered. This work shows readers their world--a dizzying mix of familiar teenage cliques and crushes with far less familiar challenges like how... (read more)

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Alice in Genderland: A Crossdresser Comes of Age
Alice in Genderland: A Crossdresser Comes of Age
by Richard Novic
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Alice in Genderland is the first ever memoir by a crossdresser who is not content to live behind closed doors. In describing his rich, complex life, Harvard-educated psychiatrist Richard Novic speaks eloquently for his straighter, more secretive peers... (read more)

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The Phallus Palace: Female to Male Transsexuals
The Phallus Palace: Female to Male Transsexuals
by Dean Kotula
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A bold approach to the subject of female to male transsexuals.... (read more)

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Sexual Metamorphosis : an Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs (05 Edition)
Sexual Metamorphosis : an Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs (05 Edition)
by Jonathan Ames
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But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. — Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic Study by Richard Von Krafft-Ebing At the... (read more)

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Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category
Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category
by David Valentine
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Imagining Transgender is an ethnography of the emergence and institutionalization of transgender as a category of collective identity and political activism. Embraced by activists in the early 1990s to advocate for gender-variant people, the category... (read more)

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Women Who Become Men: Albanian Sworn Virgins
Women Who Become Men: Albanian Sworn Virgins
by Antonia Young
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Most people conceive of gender as a culturally informed response to a biological imperative. But such rigid notions are overturned by certain women in remote regions of Albania who elect to 'become' men simply for the advantages that accrue to them as a... (read more)

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A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology, and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the L
A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology, and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the L
by Kate Bornstein
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The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today  From the Hardcover edition.... (read more)

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Crossing: A Memoir
Crossing: A Memoir
by Diedre N Mccloskey
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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... (read more)

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Labor of Love: The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy
Labor of Love: The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy
by Thomas Beatie
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Beatie electrified the world in April 2008 with his announcement that he was seven months pregnant. "Labor of Love" reveals Beatie's unique life experiences: his feelings of being a young man trapped in the body of a woman and his fight to conceive a... (read more)

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Paradoxes of Gender
Paradoxes of Gender
by Judith Lorber
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In this innovative book, a well-known feminist and sociologist challenges our most basic assumptions about gender. Judith Lorber argues that gender is wholly a product of socialization, subject to human agency, organization, and interpretation, and that... (read more)

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Third Sex, Third Gender : Beyond Sexual Dimorphism in Culture and History (93 Edition)
Third Sex, Third Gender : Beyond Sexual Dimorphism in Culture and History (93 Edition)
by Gilbert Herdt
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In the 1990s, questions of sex roles and individual identity have taken a central position in intellectual debates. These eleven essays in history and anthropology offer a novel perspective on these debates by questioning the place of sexual dimorphism... (read more)

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From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond
From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond
by Morty Diamond
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Born female yet little identified with that gender, these transgender, genderqueer, third gender, and gender variant writers offer personal insights into changing gender identity, dating, workplace issues, and more. This book shines light on those who... (read more)

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She's Not the Man I Married: My Life With a Transgender Husband (07 Edition)
She's Not the Man I Married: My Life With a Transgender Husband (07 Edition)
by Helen Boyd
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Helen Boyd's husband, who had long been open about being a cross-dresser, was considering living as a woman full time. Suddenly, Boyd was confronted with the reality of what it would mean if her husband were actually to become a woman — socially... (read more)

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Strange Tribe: A Family Memoir
Strange Tribe: A Family Memoir
by John Hemingway
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A memoir that is at once fascinating, compelling, and heartbreaking, Strange Tribe reveals the peculiar dynamics between Ernest Hemingway and his youngest son, Gregory, the author's father.Gregory tried to live up to Ernest's macho reputation throughout... (read more)

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