The Transgender Studies Reader
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The Transgender Studies Reader

4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  157 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader puts between tw...more
Hardcover, 752 pages
Published June 9th 2006 by Routledge (first published December 1st 2003)
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ncn nothing
no more androgynous naked torsos on covers of books about trans stuff! no, seriously.
This collection has incredible span from early (mostly) problematic depictions of transgender identity to contemporary academic articles. The inclusion of historical documents in addition to the academic articles included provides information about the historical response to transgender identities that are often overlooked.

The flaw I saw in this anthology is the limited number of transgender people of color contributing. I also hope the second Transgender Studies Reader devotes a larger portion...more
Q1: is this book worth ~$80?
A1: many of the articles in this book are available free online or in other (much less expensive) volumes, also via JSTOR if you have access via a university

Q2: why do you believe it deserves 4 stars?
A2: in the sense of ~*~archiving~*~ a relatively new an extremely varied set of fields of study that are generally classed as "transgender studies" it is a really invaluable resource (esp. if you are involved in some sort of academic work). Also if you want *context* it i...more
Jan 28, 2008 Tobi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: trans
Includes many of the formative writings on trans folk over the past several decades. Instead of ignoring folks like Janice Raymond, some of the more trans-negative writings have been included, but so have critiques and analysis of them. An excellent way to brush up on the history of the trans movement.
I pulled this out to show a friend a classic essay that I'd otherwise have had to move three boxes of papers to find... and by the time I was done browsing the table of contents I didn't want to lend it to my friend anymore! This is the trans studies bible.
Oct 20, 2007 Jules rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
There is an amazing collection of essays, article, papers in here. I think this book is essentially for anyone who claims to be interested in gender.
Fantastic! Brings the leading Transgender thinkers together.
Jun 04, 2008 Megan is currently reading it
so far my favorite article is Donna Haraway's A Manifesto for Cyborgs
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