Trans* : a quick and quirky account of gender variability /

Public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. However, with this increased visibility has come not just power, but regulation, both in favor of and against trans people. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of...

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Author / Creator:Halberstam, Judith, 1961- author.
Imprint:Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
©2018
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 164 pages)
Language:English
Series:American studies now : critical histories of the present ; 3
American studies now ; 3.
Subject:Transgender people -- Social conditions.
Gender identity -- Social aspects.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies.
Gender identity -- Social aspects.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12017734
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ISBN:0520966104
9780520966109
9780520292680
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-164)..
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 22, 2017).
Summary:Public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. However, with this increased visibility has come not just power, but regulation, both in favor of and against trans people. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism and political recognition. What happened in the last few decades to prompt such an extensive rethinking of our understanding of gendered embodiment? How did a stigmatized identity become so central to US and European articulations of self? And how have people responded to the new definitions and understanding of sex and the gendered body? The author explores these recent shifts in the meaning of the gendered body and representation, and explores the possibilities of a nongendered, gender-optional, or gender-queer future. -- Provided by publisher.
Other form:Print version: Halberstam, Judith, 1961- Trans*. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] 9780520292680