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Self-Made Men: Identity and Embodiment Among Transsexual Men
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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Dec 10, 2007 Candice rated it it was amazing
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.
Aug 01, 2014 Mirrordance rated it liked it · review of another edition
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.