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- DescriptionWriting as an insider and an anthropologist, Jason Cromwell presents the first in-depth examination of what it means to be a female-bodied trans person. Through extensive participant observation and open-ended interviews, Transmen and FTMs allows female-to-male transsexuals to speak for themselves and reveal aspects of female gender diversity that do t fit into the ready-made categories of male and female.In clarifying how trans men and FTMs define and validate their lives, as opposed to how society attempts to pigeonhole and belittle them, Cromwell shows how female-to-male trans people have been made virtually invisible by male-dominated discourses. He considers cross-cultural data on female gender diversity, historical evidence of female-bodied people who have lived as men, and contemporary trans men and FTMs. He also addresses how FTMs and trans men are working to challenge the mental illness model of transness as well as other misconceptions. Transmen and FTMs seeks to reframe the dialogue about gender identity and move away from regarding fixed gender categories as rmative. By redefining gender diversity from a manifestation of pathology to a human condition, Transmen and FTMs promotes a fuller understanding of these individuals as persons in their own right.
- Author(s)Jason Cromwell
- PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
- Date of Publication01/10/1999
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Place of PublicationBaltimore
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Illinois Press
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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