Becoming a Visible Man

Becoming a Visible Man Author Jamison Green
ISBN-10 082651457X
Release 2004
Pages 231
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A transsexual activist offers insights into the challenges of gender dysphoria. Born with a female body, and in a lesbian parent relationship prior to sex reassignment surgery, the author explores how we know our sex and discusses the complexities of the answer for those whose sex and gender are mismatched, examining medical options, psychosocial and legal implications, and media representations of "transpeople."



The Visible Man

The Visible Man Author Chuck Klosterman
ISBN-10 9781439184479
Release 2012-06-05
Pages 256
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Treating a delusional scientist who has been using cloaking technology from an aborted government project to render himself nearly invisible, Austin therapist Victoria Vick listens to his accounts of spying on the private lives of others, a situation with which Victoria becomes obsessed to the point that it threatens her career and marriage. 125,000 first printing.



Trans Narratives and Discourses in Jamison Green s Becoming a Visible Man Matt Kailey s Just Add Hormones and Max Wolf Valerio s The Testosterone Files

Trans Narratives and Discourses in Jamison Green   s Becoming a Visible Man  Matt Kailey   s Just Add Hormones  and Max Wolf Valerio   s The Testosterone Files Author Reid Lodge
ISBN-10 OCLC:1026388666
Release 2016
Pages 270
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In this project I examine three autobiographies by self-identified transsexual men: Jamison Green’s Becoming a visible man (2004), Matt Kailey’s Just add hormones (2005), and Max Wolf Valerio’s The testosterone files (2006). In chapter 1, I argue that these texts follow established conventions in life writing theory, and that because trans authors can offer unique perspectives on gender and life writing these and other texts by trans authors deserve consideration in the field. Chapter 2 analyzes Green, Kailey, and Valerio's responses to trans-exclusionary radical feminism and suggests that each author adopt a different ideological position, with Green turning to intersectional feminism, Kailey turning to humanism, and Valerio turning to Men's Rights Activism. Chapter 3 moves from an analysis of Green, Kailey, and Valerio's texts as "second-wave" trans narratives to a consideration of developing contemporary ("third wave") narratives of trans identity through a discussion of two personal Tumblr blogs maintained by trans-identified authors.



Self made Men

Self made Men Author Henry Rubin
ISBN-10 0826514359
Release 2003
Pages 217
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In Self-Made Men, Henry Rubin explores the production of male identities in the lives of twenty-two FTM transsexuals--people who have changed their sex from female to male. The author relates the compelling personal narratives of his subjects to the historical emergence of FTM as an identity category. In the interviews that form the heart of the book, the FTMs speak about their struggles to define themselves and their diverse experiences, from the pressures of gender conformity in adolescence to being mistaken for "butch lesbians," from hormone treatments and surgeries to relationships with families, partners, and acquaintances. Their stories of feeling betrayed by their bodies and of undergoing a "second puberty" are vivid and thought-provoking. Throughout the interviews, the subjects' claims to having "core male identities" are remarkably consistent and thus challenge anti-essentialist assumptions in current theories of gender, embodiment, and identity. Rubin uses two key methods to analyze and interpret his findings. Adapting Foucault's notions of genealogy, he highlights the social construction of gender categories and identities. His account of the history of endocrinology and medical technologies for transforming bodies demonstrates that the "family resemblance" between transsexuals and intersexuals was a necessary postulate for medical intervention into the lives of the emerging FTMs. The book also explores the historical emergence of the category of FTM transsexual as distinguished from the category of lesbian woman and the resultant "border disputes" over identity between the two groups. Rubin complements this approach with phenomenological concepts that stress the importance of lived experience and the individual's capacity for knowledge and action. An important contribution to several fields, including sociology of the body, gender and masculinity, human development, and the history of science, Self-Made Me will be of interest to anyone who has seriously pondered what it means to be a man and how men become men.



Body Alchemy

Body Alchemy Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049536587
Release 1996
Pages 110
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Cameron's intensely personal photo documentary of female-to-male transexuals.



Just Add Hormones

Just Add Hormones Author Matt Kailey
ISBN-10 0807079596
Release 2006-06-01
Pages 171
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A transsexual takes readers on a fascinating tour of his gender reassignment surgery and its aftermath, beginning with his life as a straight woman, exploring all aspects of this difficult physical and social passage from one gender to another. Reprint.



Visible Man

Visible Man Author Jeffrey B. Leak
ISBN-10 9780820347103
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 216
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Henry Dumas (1934–1968) was a writer who did not live to see most of his fiction and poetry in print. A son of Sweet Home, Arkansas, and Harlem, he devoted himself to the creation of a black literary cosmos, one in which black literature and culture were windows into the human condition. While he certainly should be understood in the context of the cultural and political movements of the 1960s—Black Arts, Black Power, and Civil Rights—his writing, and ultimately his life, were filled with ambiguities and contradictions. Dumas was shot and killed in 1968 in Harlem months before his thirty-fourth birthday by a white transit policeman under circumstances never fully explained. After his death he became a kind of literary legend, but one whose full story was unknown. A devoted cadre of friends and later admirers from the 1970s to the present pushed for the publication of his work. Toni Morrison championed him as “an absolute genius.” Amiri Baraka, a writer not quick to praise others, claimed that Dumas produced “actual art, real, man, and stunning.” Eugene Redmond and Quincy Troupe heralded Dumas's poetry, short stories, and work as an editor of “little” magazines. With Visible Man, Jeffrey B. Leak offers a full examination of both Dumas's life and his creative development. Given unprecedented access to the Dumas archival materials and numerous interviews with family, friends, and writers who knew him in various contexts, Leak opens the door to Dumas's rich and at times frustrating life, giving us a layered portrait of an African American writer and his coming of age during one of the most volatile and transformative decades in American history.



Trans Voices

Trans Voices Author Declan Henry
ISBN-10 9781784505202
Release 2017-01-19
Pages 232
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Imagine what it must be like to feel you are a woman 'trapped' in a man's body. Or a man 'trapped' in a woman's body. And what happens if you decide to reject your birth gender and become a trans man or a trans woman? Drawing on over one hundred interviews with individuals, this book is a compilation of the voices of those who have decided to undergo transition - both male-to-female and female-to-male. The book details the diverse experiences and challenges faced by those who transition, exploring a range of topics such as hormone treatments; reassignment surgeries; coming out; sex and sexuality; physical, emotional and mental health; transphobia; discrimination; and hate crime, as well as highlighting the lives of non-binary individuals and those who cross-dress to form a wider understanding of the varied ways in which people experience gender. This powerful book is an ideal introduction to those keen to understand more about contemporary trans issues as well as those questioning their own gender identity.



Beyond Trans

Beyond Trans Author Heath Fogg Davis
ISBN-10 9781479824120
Release 2017-06-02
Pages 208
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Goes beyond transgender to question the need for gender classification. Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories? Do they serve a real purpose or are these places and forms just mechanisms of exclusion? Heath Fogg Davis offers an impassioned call to rethink the usefulness of dividing the world into not just Male and Female categories but even additional categories of Transgender and gender fluid. Davis, himself a transgender man, explores the underlying gender-enforcing policies and customs in American life that have led to transgender bathroom bills, college admissions controversies, and more, arguing that it is necessary for our society to take real steps to challenge the assumption that gender matters. He examines four areas where we need to re-think our sex-classification systems: sex-marked identity documents such as birth certificates, driver’s licenses and passports; sex-segregated public restrooms; single-sex colleges; and sex-segregated sports. Speaking from his own experience and drawing upon major cases of sex discrimination in the news and in the courts, Davis presents a persuasive case for challenging how individuals are classified according to sex and offers concrete recommendations for alleviating sex identity discrimination and sex-based disadvantage. For anyone in search of pragmatic ways to make our world more inclusive, Davis’ recommendations provide much-needed practical guidance about how to work through this complex issue. A provocative call to action, Beyond Trans pushes us to think how we can work to make America truly inclusive of all people.



Finding Masculinity

Finding Masculinity Author Emmett J.P. Lundberg
ISBN-10 9781626011861
Release 2015-05-13
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"Living out something you've spent countless hours daydreaming about and wondering about is an experience that isn't easily put into words." - Will Krisanda Finding Masculinity is a collection of stories from a small cross section of the transgender male community that shares insight into the diversity of life experiences of transgender men, beyond the traditional narrative. This anthology examines the many facets of life that transition impacts; transitioning on the job, emotional and spiritual growth, family, navigating the medical community, as well as romantic relationships. The stories within come from scientists, teachers, fathers, veterans, and artists who share how being visible as the masculine humans they identify as has developed, changed, and evolved their sense of masculinity.



When Flesh Becomes Word

When Flesh Becomes Word Author Bradford Keyes Mudge
ISBN-10 9780195161878
Release 2004
Pages 332
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Suitable for scholars and students of British literature, this text is a collection of nine different examples of British libertine literature that appeared before 1750.



Self organizing Men

Self organizing Men Author Jay Sennett
ISBN-10 9780978597306
Release 2006
Pages 187
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The roles of paradox and incoherence in the construction and maintenance of the masculine self remains unexplored in both gender and men's studies. Self-Organizing Men - through poetry, visual images, prose and humor - seeks to understand how paradox and the failure to cohere to a unitary self creates opportunities for sustained connections to sexual love, the penis, childhood, and vulnerability as well as disrupts traditional transsexual narratives of masculinity and the gendered body. Contributors include: Eli Clare, Scott Turner Schofield, Tim'm T. West, Dr. Bobby Noble, Nick Kiddle, Eli VandenBerg, Jordy Jones, Doran George, Aren Z. Aizura, and Gaylourdes. Editor Jay Sennett is a published author and filmmaker.



Becoming Visible

Becoming Visible Author Beth A. Firestein
ISBN-10 0231137249
Release 2007
Pages 441
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Becoming Visible offers cutting-edge psychological perspectives on bisexual and queer identities and the cultural and mental health issues facing bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, and questioning individuals and their partners. Essential for any professional seeking to provide "best practice" services to this population, Becoming Visible addresses the therapeutic needs of bisexuals at every stage of the life cycle. This volume explores why some people resist identity labels and what bisexual men and women consider exemplary and harmful in their therapeutic experiences. It also helps practitioners distinguish between the stresses brought on by being part of a sexual minority and the clinical symptoms that indicate serious mental health issues. It includes research on ethnic minority bisexuals, youth, elders, gender-variant individuals, and bisexuals engaging in alternative lifestyles and sexual practices such as polyamory and BDSM. Edited by a psychologist who specializes in sexual-orientation and gender-identity issues and with contributions from scholars and professionals from multiple disciplines, the book embraces perspectives from the empirical to the phenomenological, and outlines both scientific and practice-based approaches to the subject while carefully considering the psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of the issues confronting bisexual men and women. Becoming Visible is a crucial step in the improved mental health and well-being of bisexuals, transgender individuals, and other sexual minorities. This book offers a path toward awareness and compassion for those who seek to understand, treat, and empower this underserved and frequently misunderstood group of mental health clients.



Becoming Visible

Becoming Visible Author Sue McGray
ISBN-10 1935245724
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 141
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Fear. Insecurity. Low self-esteem. Regret. These things leave people feeling invisible to the people around them. Many people hide their true self for fear of what others will think of them. They try to be picture-perfect when people look at them, but inside they feel lonely and invisible. In Becoming Visible, Sue McGray gives readers the courage to step out of their personal prisons and fully embrace and love themselves. Readers will learn the success principles and life lessons that helped a woman who was so shy and insecure that she was afraid to call a stranger to order pizza, become a National Sales Director for one of America's most trusted and beloved cosmetics companies.



Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching

Invisible Man  Got the Whole World Watching Author Mychal Denzel Smith
ISBN-10 9781568585291
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 240
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New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. In Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years, describing his efforts to come into his own in a world that denied his humanity. Smith unapologetically upends reigning assumptions about black masculinity, rewriting the script for black manhood so that depression and anxiety aren't considered taboo, and feminism and LGBTQ rights become part of the fight. The questions Smith asks in this book are urgent--for him, for the martyrs and the tokens, and for the Trayvons that could have been and are still waiting.



Gender Modernity and Male Migrant Workers in China

Gender  Modernity and Male Migrant Workers in China Author Xiaodong Lin
ISBN-10 9781135069735
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 168
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Rural-urban migration within China has transformed and reshaped rural people’s lives during the past few decades, and has been one of the most visible phenomena of the economic reforms enacted since the late 1970s. Whilst Feminist scholars have addressed rural women’s experience of struggle and empowerment in urban China, in contrast, research on rural men’s experience of migration is a neglected area of study. In response, this book seeks to address the absence of male migrant workers as a gendered category within the current literature on rural-urban migration. Examining Chinese male migrant workers’ identity formation, this book explores their experience of rural-urban migration and their status as an emerging sector of a dislocated urban working class. It seeks to understand issues of gender and class through the rural migrant men’s narratives within the context of China’s modernization, and provides an in-depth analysis of how these men make sense of their new lives in the rapidly modernizing, post-Mao China with its emphasis on progress and development. Further, this book uses the men’s own narratives to challenge the elite assumption that rural men’s low status is a result of their failure to adopt a modern urban identity and lifestyle. Drawing on interviews with 28 male rural migrants, Xiaodong Lin unpacks the gender politics of Chinese men and masculinities, and in turn contributes to a greater understanding of global masculinities in an international context. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars working in the fields of Chinese culture and society, gender studies, migration studies, sociology and social anthropology. Shortlisted for this year's BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.



Hung Jury

Hung Jury Author Trystan T. Cotten
ISBN-10 0615692354
Release 2012
Pages 176
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This pioneering anthology released by Transgress Press is the first of its kind, presenting raw, unadulterated testimonies of transsexual men's experiences of sex reassignment surgery. The collection offers a comprehensive understanding of why transsexual men choose genital surgery and its transformative impact on their lives. Hung Jury has widespread appeal, catching the attention and interests of a wide and diverse readership looking to understand transsexuality, sex, and gender identity. Because the book breaks new ground in LGBT, Gender, and feminist studies moreover, it is also an excellent read for courses taught in these academic fields.