2007 New Titles

Transgender Literature
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ISBN-13: 9780822338697
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Published: Duke University Press, 8/2007
Imagining Transgender is an ethnography of the emergence and institutionalization of transgender as a category of collective identity and political activism. Embraced by activists in the early 1990s to advocate for gender-variant people, the category quickly gained momentum in public health, social service, scholarly, and legislative contexts. Working as a safer-sex activist in Manhattan during the late 1990s, David Valentine conducted ethnographic research among mostly male-to-female transgender-identified people at drag balls, support groups, cross-dresser organizations, clinics, bars, and clubs. However, he found that many of those labeled "transgender" by activists did not know the term or resisted its use. Instead, they self-identified as "gay," a category of sexual rather than gendered identity and one rejected in turn by the activists who claimed these subjects as transgender. Valentine analyzes the reasons for and potential consequences of this difference, and how social theory is implicated in it. Valentine argues that "transgender" has been adopted so rapidly in the contemporary United States because it clarifies a model of gender and sexuality that has been gaining traction within feminism, psychiatry, and mainstream gay and lesbian politics since the 1970s: a paradigm in which gender and sexuality are distinct arenas of human experience. This distinction and the identity categories based on it erase the experiences of some gender-variant people--particularly poor persons of color--who conceive of gender and sexuality in other terms. While recognizing the important advances transgender has facilitated, Valentine argues that a broad vision of social justice must include, simultaneously, an attentiveness to the politics of language and a recognition of how social theoretical models and broader political economies are embedded in the day-to-day politics of identity.

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ISBN-13: 9781930513952
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Published: American College of Physicians, 11/2007

Supervillainz (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9780976341185
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Published: Suspect Thoughts Press, 6/2007

Parrotfish (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9781416916222
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 7/2007

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ISBN-13: 9780786718672
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Published: Carroll & Graf, 3/2007

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ISBN-13: 9781580051545
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Published: Seal Press (CA), 5/2007

What Becomes You (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780803210813
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Published: University of Nebraska Press, 4/2007

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ISBN-13: 9781591023883
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Published: Prometheus Books, 5/2006

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ISBN-13: 9781596910157
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Published: Bloomsbury USA, 3/2007

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ISBN-13: 9780156030939
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Published: Mariner Books, 2/2007

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ISBN-13: 9780452288065
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Published: Plume, 2/2007

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ISBN-13: 9781879194625
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Published: GLB Publishers, 12/2006

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ISBN-13: 9780743290135
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Published: Simon & Schuster, 2/2007

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ISBN-13: 9781580051934
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Published: Seal Press, 2/2007

Origami Striptease (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9780976341192
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Published: Suspect Thoughts Press, 12/2006

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ISBN-13: 9780789031150
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Published: Haworth Press, 2/2007

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ISBN-13: 9780789023100
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Published: CRC Press, 2/2005

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ISBN-13: 9780789030955
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Published: Haworth Press, 11/2006

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ISBN-13: 9781555839802
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Published: Alyson Books, 3/2007

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ISBN-13: 9781555839796
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Published: Alyson Books, 3/2007

Like Son (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781933354217
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Published: Akashic Books, 4/2007

Strange Tribe (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9781599211121
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Published: Lyons Press, 5/2007

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ISBN-13: 9780829817713
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Published: Pilgrim Press, 11/2007

Becoming Alec (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9780615174686
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Published: MBM Press, 12/2007
A novel about a woman who discovers she isn't a lesbian at all...but a straight man!