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The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

Alternately unsettling and affirming, devastating and delicious, The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, is a new collection of essays on gender and identity by S. Bear Bergman that is irrevocably honest and endlessly illuminating. With humour and grace, these essays deal with issues from women’s spaces to the old boys’ network, from gay male…

Biography Drama Fiction

Middlesex

Middlesex tells the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides, and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family, who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City and the race riots of 1967 before moving out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse…

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Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men

This pioneering anthology is the first of its kind, presenting raw, unadulterated testimonies of transsexual men’s experiences of sex reassignment surgery. The collection offers a comprehensive understanding of why transsexual men choose genital surgery and its trans-formative impact on their lives. Hung Jury has widespread appeal, catching the attention and interests of a wide and…

Drama Fantasy Fiction

Acquadolce

«Ho vissuto molte vite dentro questo corpo. Ho vissuto molte vite prima che mi mettessero in questo corpo. Vivrò molte vite quando me ne tireranno fuori.»Ada è nata in Nigeria, in un villaggio di terra rossa, ma a diciotto anni si è trasferita negli Stati Uniti per studiare. È un’adolescente come tante: frequenta le lezioni,…

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Freshwater

An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born “with one foot on the other side.” Unsettling, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way…

Critique History Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality by Sue-Ellen Jacobs; Wesley Thomas; Sabine Lang; Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender in Native American Cultures by Sabine Lang

Review of two books: Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality. Edited by Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas, and Sabine Lang. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997. Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender in Native American Cultures. By Sabine Lang. Trans. John L. Vantine. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998.

Critique Essay Social Sciences Theory

Writing the Lives of “Travestis” and “Jotas”: Ethnographies of Gender Transgression and Commercial Sexual Exchange in Latin America

Review Essay Mema’s House, Mexico City: On Transvestites, Queens and Machos. By Annick Prieur. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. Travesti: Sex, Gender, and Culture Among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes. By Don Kulick. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.