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Introduction to Transgender Studies

This is the first introductory textbook intended for transgender/trans studies at the undergraduate level. The book can also be used for related courses in LGBTQ, queer, and gender/feminist studies. It encompasses and connects global contexts, intersecting identities, historic and contemporary issues, literature, history, politics, art, and culture. Ardel Haefele-Thomas embraces the richness of intersecting identities—how…

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Trans Bodies, Trans Selves

There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical or biological) is as variable as gender (traditionally thought of…

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Fra Mand Til Kvinde: Lili Elbes Bekendelser (Man Into Woman – Danish language edition)

(Note: This is the original Danish language edition written by Lili Elbe and Niels Hoyer in 1931) This riveting account of the transformation of the Danish painter Einar Wegener into Lili Elbe is a remarkable journey from man to woman. Einar Wegener was a leading artist in late 1920’s Paris. One day his wife Grete…

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The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader

In this “canonical” anthology of Butch-Femme identities, Joan Nestle traces 200 years of lesbian history, from letters to memoirs to short stories. Nestle surveys a decade of the attempt to reconstruct and understand the meaning and value of butch-femme relations for the contemporary lesbian, drawing on oral history, fiction, poetry, and fantasy.

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Introduction: Trans-, Trans, or Transgender?

Our call for papers read: “Trans: -gender, -national, -racial, -generational, -genie, -species. The list could (and does) go on. This special issue of WSQ invites feminist work that explores categorical crossings, leakages, and slips of all sorts, around and through the concept ‘trans-‘.” While gender certainly?perhaps inevitably?remains a primary analytical category for the work we…

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The Queer Art of Failure

The Queer Art of Failure is a provocative, hilarious, and insightful study of cultural manifestations of failure that practices exactly what it preaches. Adopting “low theory,”–“a kind of theoretical model that flies below the radar, that is assembled from eccentric texts and examples”, Halberstam does not impose an established theoretical perspective onto her varied materials,…

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Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto

Department of Radio, Television and Film, the University of Texas at Austin Copyright (c) 1993 by Sandy Stone. This article may be freely distributed through the net except as indicated herein, but may not be reproduced in hardcopy without permission. The Microsoft Network is specifically prohibited from linking to or distributing this work in any…