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Lesbianism, Transvestitism, and the Nazi State: A Microhistory of a Gestapo Investigation, 1939–1943

Did the Nazis persecute lesbians? In recent decades, their murderous campaign against gay men has drawn growing public attention. But historians are still at odds over the question of whether lesbians were persecuted as well. This article argues that historians ought not to limit themselves to the notion of “persecution” and rather ought to consider…

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Overcoming resistance to resistance in public administration: Resistance strategies of marginalized publics in citizen-state interactions

There has been a general resistance to resistance studies in public administration (PA) research. Although previous research has documented instances of selective policy implementation by PA practitioners that put minority groups at a comparative disadvantage, we still have a limited understanding of the different ways in which these groups contest discriminatory administrative practices especially within…

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Recent Transgender Theory – Book Reviews-

Reviewed Works: FTM: Female-to-Male Transsexuals in Society by Holly Devor; Male Femaling: A Grounded Theory Approach to Cross-Dressing and Sex-Changing by Richard Ekins; Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender by Riki Anne Wilchins; Second Skins: The Body Narratives of Transsexuality by Jay Prosser; GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.…

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Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets

In Reclaiming Our Space, social worker, activist, and cultural commentator Feminista Jones explores how Black women are changing culture, society, and the landscape of feminism by building digital communities and using social media as powerful platforms. As Jones reveals, some of the best-loved devices of our shared social media language are a result of Black…

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Sexual Violence and its Discontents

The stories about how sexual violence comes to be constituted as an object of research offer complex commentaries about the operations of public secrecy in the realm of law, kinship, nation, and the state. Rape emerged as an anthropological object of research when anthropologists compared whole cultures to challenge the universalistic assumptions underlying a natural…

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The Cambridge Companion to Queer Studies (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

This Companion provides a guide to queer inquiry in literary and cultural studies. The essays represent new and emerging areas, including transgender studies, indigenous studies, disability studies, queer of color critique, performance studies, and studies of digital culture. Rather than being organized around a set of literary texts defined by a particular theme, literary movement,…

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The feminist frontier: on trans and feminism

Against a back-drop of ongoing hostility between sections of feminism towards trans communities, and particularly feminist antagonism towards trans women, this paper explores the relationship between feminism and transgender. Through the use of original case study material, gathered by virtual methods, the paper explores events that have occurred since the millennium that are used to…

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The state we’re in: Locations of coercion and resistance in trans policy, part 2

Although there is nothing new about people engaging in gender expressions that exceed or transgress cultural norms, the last 20 years have seen the emergence of a new dialogue in U.S. law and politics, the product of a social movement that is often termed transgender. In the immediate post-Stonewall era, gender nonconformity and homosexual erotic…