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The Transgender Studies Reader

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  223 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Bringing together the voices and experience of transgender individuals, doctors, psychologists, and academically-based theorists, this title documents the evolution of transgender studies in the English-speaking world.
Hardcover, 752 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Routledge
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ncn nothing
Mar 18, 2013 ncn nothing rated it really liked it
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 The inclusion of historical documents in addition to the academic articles included provides information about the historical response to transgender identities that are often overlooked.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
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
Tara Calaby
Apr 21, 2016 Tara Calaby rated it really liked it
This is an excellent collection of essays about trans subjects. While it has a trans accepting perspective overall, it also includes essays by anti-trans writers, which I think makes it a more useful academic collection.
Jan 28, 2008 Tobi rated it it was amazing
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.
May 27, 2008 ian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 it was amazing
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.
Jun 04, 2011 Nomountain rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic! Brings the leading Transgender thinkers together.
Mar 04, 2015 Emilie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read, then donated to a university library.
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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Susan O'Neal Stryker is an American professor, author, filmmaker, and theorist whose work focuses on gender and human sexuality. She is an associate professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona, and is the director of the university's Institute for LGBT Studies. She has served as a visiting professor at Harvard University, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Simon Fra ...more
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