Retrieved from " https: Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Chauncey's book, one of the best works of queer history in the United States, is not referenced at all. This book informed me of so many events and individuals that I had no clue existed before I read it. This page was last edited on 31 Januaryat Chapters cover the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II; trans radicalism and social change, which s Covering 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. It's a very thorough history of transgender issues in the US, and a pretty good overview of the history of feminism and GLB advocacy, too, since they're so interconnected.
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Transgender History, second edition: The Roots of Today’s Revolution by Susan Stryker
I learnt a lot and it was helpful to read it in conjunction with Safe Space: Once you get past the first chapter and into the actual history, things get quiet a bit better, though there are odd choices throughout, such as where Stryker spends a page talking about how someone wrote a biography of a 19th-century trans man, but he himself is left out of the chapter on trans folk in the 19th century. This text dispels many myths and provides compelling, little-known history. The first chapter is largely taken up by a glossary that is filled with the author's very opinionated takes on terms. Paperback, eBook, Kindle Purchase:
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Among these events were the Stonewall riotsa demand for equal service at Dewey's Coffee Shop in Philadelphiaa small scale riot at Cooper's Donuts, and the Compton's Cafeteria riot in San Francisco. The fifth and final chapter examines the increasing visibility of transgender people from the s through the present, improvements in medical technologies and health resources for transgender people, and acknowledgement of the complexities and subjectivity of gender. There were glimmers of what I was looking for, but I think I might be looking for more of a biography than a history.