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Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender

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In any society, the perception of femininity and masculinity is not necessarily dependent on female or male genitalia. Cross dressing, gender impersonation, and long-term masquerades of the opposite sex are commonplace throughout history.

In contemporary American culture, the behavior occurs most often among male heterosexuals and homosexuals, sometimes for erotic pleasure,
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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May 28, 2012 Jeff rated it really liked it
I cannot recommend this book highly enough to anyone interested in the subject of gender- and sexual-variant behaviour - although it focusses primarily upon cross-dressing, it (inevitably?) looks at homosexuals and transsexuals too.

Make no mistake - this is an academic work, largely a factual review of the history of the subject from the earliest documented examples through the medicalisation of these phenomena and the subsequent research. Opinion and comments about what should be the case are r
Good book, nothing to say that was new to me after teaching S&S. At least not in the medieval sections.
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