Transgender History

Transgender History covers American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today.

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$14.95 USD
May 2008
208 pages
5.5" x 8.25"
First Edition
Trade Paper Original

Print Edition

ISBN: 9781580052245

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ISBN: 9780786741366

Transgender History

By Susan Stryker

$14.95 USD, Trade Paper Original, May 2008

Transgender History covers American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today.

Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapter 1 covers the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II. Chapter 2 addresses trans radicalism and social change, which spanned from 1966 with the publication of The Transsexual Phenomenon, and lasted through the early 1970s. Chapter 3 focuses on the mid-’70s to 1990β€”the era of identity politics and the changes witnessed in trans circles through these years. Chapters 4 and 5 are broken into the gender issues witnessed through the ’90s and ’00s, respectively.

Sidebars highlight quotes from major texts and speeches in transgender history, and others will feature brief biographies of key players. First-person narratives from transgender memoirs are excerpted and treatments of transgenderism in popular culture are also discussed.

About Susan Stryker

Susan Stryker received her PhD in U.S. History at UC Berkeley in 1992. Her dissertation was on the origins of Mormonism as a case study in the formation of identity-based communities. She subsequently worked on the history of sexuality- and gender-based communities. She has been a lecturer, author/journalist, queer activist, and artist, a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University’s History Department between 1998-2000, and the Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California, which runs its own exhibit/lecture series.