By Richard Ekins, Dave King
CHOICE journal remarkable educational name for 2007
`The box of "transgender" and "transpositionality" has been carved out as a brand new box of inquiry some time past decade, displaying the fragmentation and diversification of masculinities and feminities - in addition to the mistake of any sharp polarisation. Dave King and Richard Ekins are the prime international sociologists during this box and feature mined it richly because the 1970's. The e-book brings jointly a super synthesis of background, case stories, rules and positions as they've got emerged during the last thirty years, and brings jointly a wealthy yet regularly grounded account of this box, supplying a state-of-the-art of serious recommendations and ideas to take this box extra in the course of the 21st century. this can be a needs to learn for all drawn to this new sector of inquiry ' - Ken Plummer, Professor of Sociology, collage of Essex. Editor of Sexualities. writer of Intimate Citizenship
`An impressive survey of the evolution of trans phenomena, wonderfully written, hugely informative, scholarly at its most sensible, but effortless to learn even for these neither trans nor sociologist. Drs Ekins and King, specialists within the box, unroll the panoramas of intercourse, gender, and transgendering that experience evloved over the last a long time. for everybody eager to comprehend the interplay of ladies and males and of these who can't or won't establish with both of those cataegories, studying this ebook is a needs to, and a true pleasure' - <i>Professor Friedmann Pfaefflin, college of ULM
`In a piece destined to be a vintage, Ekins and King provide a entire evaluate of the variety of latest transgender expression, besides a powerful conceptual framework for making experience of that range. The considerable case vignettes convey the authors' techniques to lifestyles and make the booklet a excitement to read' - <b><i>Dr Anne Lawrence, medical Sexologist in deepest perform, Seattle
</i>`An remarkable survey of the evolution of trans phenomena, wonderfully written, hugely informative, scholarly at its top, but effortless to learn even for these neither trans nor sociologist. Drs Ekins and King, specialists within the box, unroll the panoramas of intercourse, gender, and transgendering that experience evloved over the past a long time. for everybody desirous to comprehend the interplay of ladies and males and of these who can't or won't determine with both of those cataegories, interpreting this booklet is a needs to, and a true pleasure' -
This groundbreaking research units out a framework for exploring transgender variety for the hot millennium. It units forth an unique and finished study and gives a wealth of shiny illustrative material.
Based on twenty years of fieldwork, existence background paintings, qualitative research, archival paintings and call with a number of thousand cross-dressers and sex-changers worldwide, the authors distinguish a few modern transgendering `stories' to illustrate:
" the binary male/female divide;
" the interrelations betwen intercourse, sexuality and gender;
" the interrelations among the most sub-processes of transgendering.
Wonderfully insightful, The Transgender Phenomenon develops an unique and cutting edge conceptual framkework for realizing the entire variety of the transgender experience.