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Self-Made Men: Identity and Embodiment Among Transsexual Men

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In Self-Made Men, Henry Rubin explores the production of male identities in the lives of twenty-two FTM transsexuals--people who have changed their sex from female to male. The author relates the compelling personal narratives of his subjects to the historical emergence of FTM as an identity category. In the interviews that form the heart of the book, the FTMs speak about ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Vanderbilt University Press
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Candice
As an earlier review states, it is true that Henry Rubin's book reads like a text book. At the same time, this is book is brilliant. The qualitative research and analysis in this text does what other books on transgender, FTM, and gender theory fail to do: Rubin explains that while gender itself is a fiction, it is also a valid form of expression so long as people choose to make sense of their lives through the lens of gender.
Mirrordance
Libro impegnativo a cavallo tra un trattatello di cosiologia /antropologia e filosofia. Attraversa le teorizzazioni del genere e l'identità maschile negli ftm piu' per via teoria che attraverso le loro testimonianze anche se è da lì che parte. Quella che ci viene offerta è una teorizzazione elaborata dalla raccolta di testimonianze ed un excursus sui filosofi e studiosi del genere degli ultimi 20 anni. Un libro impegnativo e per addetti ai lavori.
Marianne
Oct 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Interesting and informative, but you can tell it was a dissertation before it was a book.
JT
Dec 08, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ftm
Reads more like a textbook.
Remy
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Really accessible!
Elliott DeLine
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ftm, transgender
Fresh perspectives, respectful of its subjects, accessible, illuminating and incredibly validating. Best book I've read on the FtM experience.
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