Changing Sex and Changing Clothes
By (author) Claudine Griggs
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S/He by Claudine Griggs
Book DescriptionThrough an examination of the experience of transsexuals, this book enhances understanding of how gender can and does function in powerful, complex and subtle ways. The author, who has herself been surgically reassigned, has conducted extensive interviews with transsexuals from many walks of life. Her personal experiences, which inform this book, have given her an access to her subjects that others would likely be denied. While highlighting how the gender identity of transsexuals relates to hormonal and surgical changes in the body as well as to changes in dress, the book investigates the pressures and motivations to conform to expected gender roles, and the ways in which these are affected by social, educational, and professional status. Differences in the experiences of those who change from male to female and those who change from female to male are also examined. Sex reassignment has been the focus of considerable media attention recently, as increasing numbers of people feel able to talk frankly about their personal experiences with gender dysphoria. Strides with medical technology have given transsexuals new opportunities in their lives. This book provides unique insights into how these changes are seen by those people most affected them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859739112
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Claudine Griggs
Journal of a Sex Change, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by Claudine Griggs
Provides an intimate look at the author's compelling journey from male to female. Griggs' story provides us with an inside perspective on one of the most private and complicated transformations possible for a human being.
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Author Biography - Claudine Griggs
Claudine Griggs teaches at the University of Massachusetts and Rhode Island College.
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