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Trans : A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability - by Jack Halberstam (Hardcover)

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This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more.

In the last decade, 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 U.S. and European articulations of self? And how have people responded to the new definitions and understanding of sex and the gendered body? In Trans*, Jack Halberstam 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.
Number of Pages: 164
Genre: Social Science, History
Series Title: American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Jack Halberstam
Language: English
Street Date: January 24, 2018
TCIN: 52239205
UPC: 9780520292680
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-1795
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