The English Family branch Druce. I'm embarrassed to admit I used to get Sharon Stone and Susan Stryker confused before reading this book. It actively promotes English Literacy in Israel. Susan O'Neal Stryker is an American professor, author, filmmaker, and theorist whose work focuses on gender and human sexuality. I wasn't going to comment on this book at all, since I was already familiar with most of the material from elsewhere. I still learnt many, many fascinating things.
Stryker provides a great list of supplementary reading and viewing, as she only aims to provide a foundational understanding through this text. This book obviously did that, giving me a much better understanding of how some of these organizations failed to address their concerns and as Stryker notes several times, to understand the ways in which a transgender identity differed from a sexual orientation as well as the misconception of how they were alike. Johnson but this history is delivered to us in such a way that feels fragmented and stand alone. As a transgender woman I very much appreciate the hard work that it took to put this book together. And I lament that it's not in Swedish, because I would actually recommend it to my mother.
This book very clearly lays out a broad history of trans people and their lives. It provides an incredibly clear and concise retrospective of the transgender community dating all the way back to 1850. . I also appreciated the bit at the end where the origins of queer theory are outlined, although the terminology started to go a little over my head. There is an extensive reference list in the back with is good for further reading. A tad limiting, but she's mainly attempting to just set up the transgender political movement how it is today and show its immediate history politically. Some of it was quite fascinating: the laws th Good 101 text but not quite what I was looking for.
She is an openly lesbian trans woman who has produced a significant body of work about transgenderism and queer culture. Nuanced, readable, eminently informative: highly recommended. It's a relatively short book so I felt it was more of a list of people and organizations and groups but I found it difficult to grasp the big picture. This is important for everybody, especially, but not exclusively, for trans people. I knew in brief some of the issues; however because of my own privilege I did not know the most severe oppressions the transgender community faced and still face. This book informed me of so many events and individuals that I had no clue existed before I read it.
The E-mail message field is required. I thought I was pretty well-informed about trans things, but a lot of the detailed history was new to me, and some of the things I was already familiar with were explained really elegantly. She then moves onto the United States transgender history, beginning in the 1850s and continuing to today. Much better than I expected! We've updated our to reflect changes in website tracking laws. My main criticism of Safe Space was that it often didn't spend a lot of time talking about trans women and their relationships to these organisations and the mainstream movement. I really hope general readers pick this up, because trans histories need to be read and heard, to counter the the trans mythologies of white supremacist patriarchy, wherein, for instance, trans men don't exist, trans women are always extremely femme and heterosexual, and gender is read entirely through a paradigm of whiteness.
My main criticism of Safe Space was that it often didn't spend a lot of time talking about trans women and their relationships to these orga Really good. I have already helped illuminate the topic for a few skeptics in my family using the information this book supplied me with. I learned a lot from this book. Description: xiii, 303 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm Contents: Contexts, concepts, and terms -- A hundred-plus years of transgender history -- Trans liberation -- The difficult decades -- The millennial wave -- The tipping point? The books that find a permanent home on these same shelves are typically classics, French literature, philosophical novels and essays, and magic realism. Buy vs Rent: We recommend you Buy This tool helps you determine if you should buy or rent your textbooks, based on the total cost of ownership including current sell back value. If trans rights are important to you, you will love this text. Her sagging bookshelves suffer from a peculiar fate: for each book read and removed, three or four magically appear in its stead.
Beyond events and major players, it also shares a great deal of valuable anthropological perspective on why things are the way they are. Derek Hallquist intended to make the film to explain the electric grid and its impact on the environment. This is a population that I know very little about their history and their current movement for equity. My only point of confusion when reading this book was all the references to groups, issues, and initiatives that I did not know about. I know that a lot of the lack of knowledge is on me and I took the opportunity to look into a lot of the things mentioned by the author.
First published in 2008 but recently revised and rereleased, Susan Stryker's Transgender History overviews a wide array of American individuals, events, and organizations related to trans history. This book is not exactly what I was expecting, which was both a good and a bad thing. Transgender History includes informative sidebars highlighting quotes from major texts and speeches in transgender history and brief biographies of key players, plus excerpts from transgender memoirs and discussion of treatments of transgenderism in popular culture. It was published by Seal Press and has a total of 320 pages in the book. It is well-researched, well-organized, and well-written. I learned a lot from this book.