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Forms of Resistance: Uses of Memoir, Theory, and Fiction in Trans Life Writing

This article examines the forms of writing that transgender (hereafter ‘trans’) people in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia have used to convey their experiences to a wider public, since the first sex reassignment surgeries were performed during the inter-war period. I will discuss how transsexual people first used memoir to counter sensationalistic mass…

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Stonewall

On June 28, 1969, the Stonewall, a gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, was raided by police. But instead of submitting to the routine compliance the NYPD expected, patrons and a growing crowd decided to fight back. The five days of rioting that ensued changed forever the face of gay and lesbian life. In…

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Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies

Rural queer experience is often hidden or ignored, and presumed to be alienating, lacking, and incomplete without connections to a gay culture that exists in an urban elsewhere. Queering the Countryside offers the first comprehensive look at queer desires found in rural America from a genuinely multi-disciplinary perspective. This collection of original essays confronts the…

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The Third Gender and Ælfric’s Lives of Saint

In The Third Gender, McDaniel addresses the idea of the “”third gender”” in early hagiography and Latin treatises on virginity and then examines lfric’s treatment of gender in his translations of Latin monastic Lives for his non-monastic audiences. She first investigates patristic ideas about a “”third gender”” by describing this concept within the theoretical frameworks…

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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…