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Transgender history / Susan Stryker.

  • Stryker, Susan
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"Transgender History covers American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today. Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapter 1 covers the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II. Chapter 2 addresses trans radicalism and social change, which spanned from 1966 with the publication of The Transsexual Phenomenon, and lasted through the early 1970s. Chapter 3 focuses on the mid-'70s to 1990--the era of identity politics and the changes witnessed in trans circles through these years. Chapters 4 and 5 are broken into the gender issues witnessed through the '90s and '00s, respectively. Sidebars highlight quotes from major texts and speeches in transgender history, and others will feature brief biographies of key players. First-person narratives from transgender memoirs are excerpted and treatments of transgenderism in popular culture are also discussed."--Publisher's description.


Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, [2008]

Physical description

ix, 190 pages : black and white illustrations ; 21 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-174) and index.


An introduction to transgender terms and concepts -- A hundred years of transgender history -- Transgender liberation -- The difficult decades -- The current wave.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
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  • 9781580052245
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