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Die Transvestiten: Untersuchung Über den Erotischen Verkleidungstrieb; Mit Umfangreichem Casuistischen und Historischen Material (2nd edition)

Magnus Hirschfeld’s second print of the historic book, “The Transvestites.” Transvestites are women and men who feel reluctant and even refuse to dress in the clothing of their own sex. For them, the inherent drive to cross-dress is often more powerful than sexual drive itself. This phenomenon has often been confronted with both ignorance and…

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Die Transvestiten: Untersuchung Über den Erotischen Verkleidungstrieb; Mit Umfangreichem Casuistischen und Historischen Material

Magnus Hirschfeld’s first print of the historical book, “The Transvestites.”   Transvestites are women and men who feel reluctant and even refuse to dress in the clothing of their own sex. For them, the inherent drive to cross-dress is often more powerful than sexual drive itself. This phenomenon has often been confronted with both ignorance…

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A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke, Youngest Daughter of Colley Cibber, esq.

Charlotte Charke, the estranged daughter of British poet laureate Colley Cibber, was an 18th century actress, playwright, novelist and noted transvestite. In this scandalous memoir, Charke recounts her extraordinary double life as “Charles Brown,” her career on stage in “breeches roles,” and her misadventures as a doctor, shopkeeper, sausage merchant, valet, groom, puppeteer, pastry cook,…

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Shimmering Images: Trans Cinema, Embodiment, and the Aesthetics of Change

In Shimmering Images Eliza Steinbock traces how cinema offers alternative ways to understand gender transitions through a specific aesthetics of change. Drawing on Barthes’s idea of the “shimmer” and Foucault’s notion of sex as a mirage, the author shows how sex and gender can appear mirage-like on film, an effect they label shimmering. Steinbock applies…

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WRITTEN BY THE BODY: Gender Expansiveness and Indigenous Non-Cis Masculinities

Within Native American and Indigenous studies, the rise of Indigenous masculinities has engendered both productive conversations and critiques. Lisa Tatonetti intervenes in this conversation with Written by the Body by centering how female, queer, and/or Two-Spirit Indigenous people take up or refute masculinity, and, in the process, offer more expansive understandings of gender. Written by…

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Onlining queer acts: Digital research ethics and caring for risky archives

This essay considers how the current compulsion to digital reproduction – the urge to digitize, network, and online previously not-online materials – offers researchers of and within queer circuits the opportunity to defamiliarize and denaturalize our participation in academic systems of exploitation and to reorient our work towards decolonizing research economies, habits, protocols, and relationships.…