The Transgender Phenomenon

The Transgender Phenomenon

Richard Ekins


CHOICE journal remarkable educational identify for 2007

`The box of "transgender" and "transpositionality" has been carved out as a brand new box of inquiry some time past decade, exhibiting the fragmentation and diversification of masculinities and feminities - besides the mistake of any sharp polarisation. Dave King and Richard Ekins are the major global sociologists during this box and feature mined it richly because the 1970's. The ebook brings jointly an excellent synthesis of historical past, case reviews, rules and positions as they've got emerged during the last thirty years, and brings jointly a wealthy yet consistently grounded account of this box, offering a cutting-edge of serious suggestions and concepts to take this box additional throughout the 21st century. this can be a needs to learn for all attracted to this new zone of inquiry ' - Ken Plummer, Professor of Sociology, collage of Essex. Editor of Sexualities. writer of Intimate Citizenship

`An amazing survey of the evolution of trans phenomena, wonderfully written, hugely informative, scholarly at its top, but effortless to learn even for these neither trans nor sociologist. Drs Ekins and King, specialists within the box, unroll the panoramas of intercourse, gender, and transgendering that experience evloved over the last many years. for everybody desirous to comprehend the interplay of ladies and males and of these who can't or won't determine with both of those cataegories, interpreting this booklet is a needs to, and a true excitement' - Professor Friedmann Pfaefflin, college of ULM

`In a piece destined to be a vintage, Ekins and King provide a accomplished evaluation of the variety of up to date transgender expression, besides a magnificent conceptual framework for making feel of that variety. The plentiful case vignettes carry the authors' thoughts to existence and make the booklet a excitement to learn' - Dr Anne Lawrence, scientific Sexologist in inner most perform, Seattle

`An striking survey of the evolution of trans phenomena, wonderfully written, hugely informative, scholarly at its top, but effortless to learn even for these neither trans nor sociologist. Drs Ekins and King, specialists within the box, unroll the panoramas of intercourse, gender, and transgendering that experience evloved over the past a long time. for everybody eager to comprehend the interplay of ladies and males and of these who can't or won't establish with both of those cataegories, studying this ebook is a needs to, and a true excitement' -

This groundbreaking examine units out a framework for exploring transgender variety for the recent millennium. It units forth an unique and finished examine and gives a wealth of vibrant illustrative material.

Based on twenty years of fieldwork, existence heritage paintings, qualitative research, archival paintings and call with numerous thousand cross-dressers and sex-changers around the globe, the authors distinguish a couple of modern transgendering `stories' to illustrate:

" the binary male/female divide;

" the interrelations betwen intercourse, sexuality and gender;

" the interrelations among the most sub-processes of transgendering.

Wonderfully insightful, The Transgender Phenomenon develops an unique and leading edge conceptual framkework for figuring out the total diversity of the transgender experience.

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