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Transgender History (Seal Studies) First Printing Edition
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Having had the chance on a few occasions to hear Stryker speak at various events, and being familiar with other work of hers, I wasn't surprised by her ability to engage me as a reader, or by the overall readability of Transgender History.
True, when you cram "history" (trans or not) into 153 pages, there are several things that you can focus on, and many other things you cannot. But, as primer/introductory text, Transgender History has a lot to offer.
People will certainly be drawn to the first chapter, "An Introduction to Transgender Terms and Concepts." While I am much more hesitant to provide my students with readings that present a list of terms and definitions (preferring instead that they encounter them in context, often in contradictory contexts that reveal their nuances), a general reading public will certainly appreciate the way in which Stryker is able to succinctly give them a working understanding of so many terms.
The second chapter, "A Hundred Years of Transgender History" is an amazing condensation of a lot of information. I have previously encountered much of the information that Stryker presents, but to have it all gathered here and in less than thirty pages is a feat! I particularly appreciated Stryker's attention to the ways in which medical science (and legislation over it) has increasingly played a central role in our everyday lives.
Chapter 4, "The Difficult Decades" highlights Transgender History's usefulness for contemporary Women's Studies and Gender Studies courses.Read more ›
I came of age in interesting times, in the 1980's in the SF Bay ARea when many of the transgender organizations and communities were starting and flourishing.Read more ›
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One of the best books on the subject. Incredibly thorough with many great additional references to underlying and supplemental material. Read morePublished 12 days ago by NickTC
My wife is writing her dissertation and has greatly benefitted from this book! Excellent resource!Published 5 months ago by Dr. B
Such a phenomenal book. Well formatted, simple to read, and acts as a great resource for both transgender individuals and those who want to learn more!!Published 5 months ago by Adin
This book is an assortment of stories about young transgenders. Older folk will feel quite left out of this twenty-something college student survey.Published 8 months ago by georgia anderson
I haven't been this into a non-fiction book in a long time. It's easy to read, and so so good. It gives me a much better ability to situate current affairs in a historical... Read morePublished 10 months ago by A Hoffkling
A very inaccurate and biased towards the LGBT perspective book. LGBT activist like Susan Stryker fail to acknowledge the many people supposedly lumped under the "Transgender... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lisa McDonald
short, clear, and to the point. This is the one to buy for family and friends.Published 20 months ago by Mary Weismantel