Whipping Girl

Author : Julia Serano
ISBN : 9781580056236
Genre : Social Science
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In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observations—both pre- and post-transition—to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole. Serano's well-honed arguments and reputation as a thought-leader stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, she exposes how deep-rooted the cultural belief is that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive, and how this “feminine” weakness exists only to attract and appease male desire. In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms.
Category: Social Science

Erbsenz Hlen

Author : Gertraud Klemm
ISBN : 9783990590089
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Gertraud Klemm durchleuchtet scharfzüngig und bitterböse, aber auch humorvoll unsere heutigen Zustände. Kein Blatt nimmt sie vor den Mund, wenn sie die verschiedensten Lebensentwürfe von den Nachkriegskindern bis zur Generation Z aus ganz unterschiedlichen Milieus schonungslos auseinandernimmt. Wie kann man in einer von Regeln und Normen durchdrungenen Welt frei leben? Vor nicht weniger als dieser Frage steht die fast 30-jährige Annika, die sämtliche beruflichen und privaten Erwartungshaltungen von sich fernhält. Sie hat ihren sicheren Job geschmissen und lehnt sich mehr kellnernd als studierend nonchalant gegen die unsägliche Erbsenzählerei auf. Karriere, Ehe, Kinder, Eigenheim – das sind für sie belanglose Statussymbole, die andere von der Soll- zur Haben-Seite aufsummieren. Immer wieder durchbricht Annika die Schranken der neoliberalen Leistungs- und traditionellen Wertegesellschaft und entzieht sich den vorgegebenen Lebensentwürfen. Aber wie lassen sich Ideal und Wirklichkeit miteinander vereinbaren, wenn die Gefühlswelt zu ihrem fast doppelt so alten Partner Alfred durcheinandergerät oder sie die »Stieftussi« für dessen 13-jährigen Sohn Elias spielen und Verantwortung übernehmen muss? »Klemm hat Erstaunliches geschafft: Eine ebenso lustige wie traurige Geschichte, in der sich viel Lebensklugheit unterhaltsam vermittelt. Ein kleines großes Buch.« (Wolfgang Huber-Lang, APA)

Modern Misogyny

Author : Kristin J. Anderson
ISBN : 9780199328192
Genre : Psychology
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Pundits and politicians often opine on the irrelevance of feminism and the women's movement today. Some commentators describe the state of feminism as "post-feminist," alongside equally questionable claims of Barack Obama's election as signaling a "post-racial" America. Modern Misogyny examines contemporary anti-feminism in a "post-feminist" era. It considers the widespread notion that the feminist movement has ended, in large part because the work of feminism has been completed. In fact, the argument goes, women have been so successful in achieving equality, it is now men who currently are at risk of becoming irrelevant and unnecessary. These sentiments make up modern anti-feminism. Modern Misogyny argues that equality has not been fully achieved and that anti-feminism is now packaged in a more palatable, but stealthy form. This book addresses the nature, function, and implications of modern anti-feminism in the United States. Modern Misogyny explores the landscape of popular culture and politics, emphasizing relatively recent moves away from feminist activism to individualism and consumerism where "self-empowerment" represents women's progress. It also explores the retreat to traditional gender roles after September 11, 2001. It interrogates the assumption that feminism is unnecessary, that women have achieved equality, and therefore those women who do insist on being feminists want to get ahead of men. Finally, it takes a fresh look at the positive role that feminism plays in today's "post-feminist" era, and how feminism does and might function in women's lives. Post-feminist discourse encourages young women to believe that they were born into a free society, so if they experience discrimination, it is an individual, isolated problem that may even be their own fault. Modern Misogyny examines that rendering of feminism as irrelevant and as the silencing and marginalizing of feminists. Anderson calls for a revived feminism that is vigilant in combatting modern forms of sexism.
Category: Psychology


Author : Julie Anne Peters
ISBN : 3423711795
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Biographische Operationen

Author : Annette Runte
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019136907
Genre : Sex change
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Category: Sex change


Author : Julia Serano
ISBN : 099688100X
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In her third book Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism, Julia Serano chronicles her own personal evolution and the many shifts in transgender activism that have occurred since the dawn of the twenty-first century. It is a personal history of where transgender activism has recently been, and a passionate & insightful analysis of where it should head in the future. This collection compiles forty-eight of her previously unpublished and difficult to find trans-themed writings, including her early slam poems and spoken word, essays and manifestos written contemporaneously with her acclaimed books Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity and Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, plus her recent work addressing differences within transgender communities and activism. These pieces are augmented with thoughtful introductions and interludes that contextualize the issues at hand and previous periods in transgender activism. Combining elements of memoir, historical account, gender theory, and activist philosophy, this book is a must for anyone who has appreciated Serano's previous books and/or has an interest in transgender identities, experiences, perspectives, and progress.

The Girlhood Of Shakespeare S Sisters Gender Transgression Adolescence

Author : Jennifer Higginbotham
ISBN : 9780748655939
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first sustained study of girls and girlhood in early modern literature and culture. Jennifer Higginbotham makes a persuasive case for a paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system. She challenges the widespread assumption that the category of the 'girl' played little or no role in the construction of gender in early modern English culture. And she demonstrates that girl characters appeared in a variety of texts, from female infants in Shakespeare's late romances to little children in Tudor interludes to adult 'roaring girls' in city comedies. This monograph provides the first book-length study of the way the literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries constructed the category of the 'girl'.
Category: Literary Criticism

Skin Culture And Psychoanalysis

Author : S. Cavanagh
ISBN : 9781137300041
Genre : Social Science
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An interdisciplinary study of skin bridging cultural and psychoanalytic theory to consider how the body's "exterior" is central to human subjectivity and relations. The authors explore racialization, body modification, self-harm, and comedic representations of skin, drawing from the clinical domain, visual arts, popular culture, and literature.
Category: Social Science

Crossing Sex And Gender In Latin America

Author : V. Lewis
ISBN : 9780230109964
Genre : Social Science
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Signifying "others" or signs of life? This book critically examines the ways in which crossing sex and gender is imagined in key cultural texts from contemporary Latin America. Unlike previous studies, Crossing Sex and Gender in Latin America does not hold that sexually diverse figures are always and only performative or allegorical and instead places the accent on questions of the presence or absence of an account of subjectivity in contemporary representation. Via analysis of selected films and literary works of Reinaldo Arenas, Mayra Santos-Febres, Pedro Lemebel, among others, the author reflects on the political implications of recent visions (1985-2005).
Category: Social Science

Eona Drachentochter

Author : Alison Goodman
ISBN : 9783641129217
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Die Macht eines Drachen, die Seele eines Mädchens, das Herz eines Helden Seit Jahrhunderten herrschen sie neben dem Kaiser über das Reich: die Drachenaugen, Auserwählte der magischen Drachen und Träger ihrer Macht. Eona träumt davon, eine von ihnen zu sein, schließlich hat sie die seltene Gabe, die Drachen in ihrer wahren Gestalt zu sehen. Aber Mädchen und Frauen ist es unter Todesstrafe verboten, Magie zu wirken. Als Eona sich als Junge verkleidet in die Auswahlzeremonie schmuggelt, geschieht das Unglaubliche: Der lange verschollene Spiegeldrache erwählt sie zu seiner magischen Novizin. Doch ihr Geheimnis blieb nicht unentdeckt ...
Category: Young Adult Fiction