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Who’s Who in Gay and Lesbian History From Antiquity to the Mid-Twentieth Century

Who’s Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to the Mid-Twentieth Century is a comprehensive and fascinating survey of the key figures in gay and lesbian history from classical times to the mid-twentieth century. Among those included are: * Classical heroes – Achilles; Aeneas; Ganymede * Literary giants – Sappho; Christopher Marlowe; Arthur Rimbaud;…

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“I Am 64 and Paul McCartney Doesn’t Care”: the haunting of the transgender archive and the challenges of queer history

This essay centers the material imprints of post-Stonewall transsexual and transvestite activism as an opportunity for reflection on larger problematics of queer historical theorizing. Although queer archives are frequently understood as being marked by erasure, invisibility, or absence, the essay argues that the variegated and intractable presences of the transgender archive direct historians to interpretive…

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Feminism is…

A lively and accessible book for teens on the history, pioneers, theories, questions, arguments, and daily reality of feminism today. What is feminism? Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, this engaging book introduces young adult readers to a subject that should matter to everyone. ‘Feminism Is . . .’ tackles the most intriguing and relevant…

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As Normal As Possible Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Drawing from the fields of ethnographic and sociological studies, cultural activism, public health and film studies, this volume poses new and exciting challenges to queer studies and demonstrates the study of Chinese sexuality as an emergent field currently emanating from multiple disciplines. The essays here showcase the work of emerging and established scholars working mostly…

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LGBT: Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America

A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others. For students, researchers, and general readers.

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Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex

Punctuated with remarkable case studies, this book explores extraordinary encounters between hermaphrodites–people born with “ambiguous” sexual anatomy–and the medical and scientific professionals who grappled with them. Alice Dreger focuses on events in France and Britain in the late nineteenth century, a moment of great tension for questions of sex roles. While feminists, homosexuals, and anthropological…

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Made in India: Decolonizations, Queer Sexualities, Trans/national Projects

Made In India explores the making of ”queer” and ”heterosexual” consciousness and identities in light of economic privatization, global condom enterprises, sexuality-focused NGOs, the Bollywood-ization of beauty contests, and trans/national activism. In examining seemingly disparate and high profile events in post/neo colonial India, since the 1990s , Made In India demonstrates the relationships between identity…

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Male Femaling: A Grounded Theory Approach to Cross-dressing and Sex-changing

The glamour of transvestite fashion is the epitome of 90s style, but the significance of cross-dressing and sex-changing goes much deeper than the annals of fashion. Ekins vividly details the innermost desires and the varied practices of males who wear the clothes of women for the pleasure it gives them (cross-dressers), or who wish to…

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Man-made Woman: The Dialectics of Cross-dressing

On July 27th, 2015, Colin Cremin overcame a lifetime of fear and repression and came to work dressed as a woman called Ciara. This book charts her personal journey as a male-to-female cross-dresser in the ever-changing world of gender politics. Interweaving the personal and the political, through discussions of fetishism, aesthetics and popular culture, Man-Made…