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Author Hausman, Bernice L., author.

Title Changing sex : transsexualism, technology, and the idea of gender / Bernice L. Hausman
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 1995


Description 1 online resource (xi, 245 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Transsexualism, Technology, and the Idea of Gender -- 1. Glands, Hormones, and Personality -- 2. Plastic Ideologies and Plastic Transformations -- 3. Managing Intersexuality and Producing Gender -- 4. Demanding Subjectivity -- 5. Body, Technology, and Gender in Transsexual Autobiographies -- 6. Semiotics of Sex, Gender, and the Body
Summary Changing Sex takes a bold new approach to the study of transsexualism in the twentieth century. By addressing the significance of medical technology to the phenomenon of transsexualism, Bernice L. Hausman transforms current conceptions of transsexuality as a disorder of gender identity by showing how developments in medical knowledge and technology make possible the emergence of new subjectivities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-238) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Transsexualism -- Social aspects
Gender transition -- Social aspects
Gender identity -- History -- 20th century
Transsexualism -- Public opinion
Intersexuality -- Public opinion
Gender identity.
Disorders of Sex Development
Gender Identity
sex role.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies.
Gender transition -- Social aspects.
Gender identity.
Intersexuality -- Public opinion.
Transsexualism -- Public opinion.
Transsexualism -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780822396277