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    Trans* : a quick and quirky account of gender variability / Jack Halberstam.
    by Halberstam, Jack, 1961- author.
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    Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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  • Transgender people -- Social conditions.
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  • Gender identity -- Social aspects.
  • ISBN: 
    9780520292697
    0520292693
    9780520292680
    0520292685
    9780520966109
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    xiii, 164 pages ; 21 cm
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    Overview -- Preface -- 1. Trans*: what's in a name? -- 2. Making trans* bodies -- 3. Becoming trans* -- 4. Trans* generations -- 5. Trans* representations -- 6. Trans* feminisms -- 7. Conclusions.
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    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 US 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. (Publisher)
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    American studies now: critical histories of the present ;
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