Author: Don Kulick
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2009-01-12
ISBN 10: 0226461017
ISBN 13: 9780226461014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travesti Book Review:

In this dramatic and compelling narrative, anthropologist Don Kulick follows the lives of a group of transgendered prostitutes (called travestis in Portuguese) in the Brazilian city Salvador. Travestis are males who, often beginning at ages as young as ten, adopt female names, clothing styles, hairstyles, and linguistic pronouns. More dramatically, they ingest massive doses of female hormones and inject up to twenty liters of industrial silicone into their bodies to create breasts, wide hips, and large thighs and buttocks. Despite such irreversible physiological changes, virtually no travesti identifies herself as a woman. Moreover, travestis regard any male who does so as mentally disturbed. Kulick analyzes the various ways travestis modify their bodies, explores the motivations that lead them to choose this particular gendered identity, and examines the complex relationships that they maintain with one another, their boyfriends, and their families. Kulick also looks at how travestis earn their living through prostitution and discusses the reasons prostitution, for most travestis, is a positive and affirmative experience. Arguing that transgenderism never occurs in a "natural" or arbitrary form, Kulick shows how it is created in specific social contexts and assumes specific social forms. Furthermore, Kulick suggests that travestis—far from deviating from normative gendered expectations—may in fact distill and perfect the messages that give meaning to gender throughout Brazilian society and possibly throughout much of Latin America. Through Kulick's engaging voice and sharp analysis, this elegantly rendered account is not only a landmark study in its discipline but also a fascinating read for anyone interested in sexuality and gender.

Brazilian Travesti Migrations

Brazilian  Travesti  Migrations
Author: Julieta Vartabedian
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2018-05-22
ISBN 10: 3319771019
ISBN 13: 9783319771014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brazilian Travesti Migrations Book Review:

This book sheds new light on the interconnections between identity, gender and geographical displacement. At its centre are Brazilian travesti migrants, assigned as male at birth but later seeking to convey the aesthetic attributes of women by repeatedly performing a minutely-studied type of femininity. Despite the fact that they have been migrating between Brazil and Europe for more than forty years, very little is know about them, especially in the English-speaking world. This work therefore fills a significant lacuna in our understandings of sexualities, bodies and trans issues, whilst rejecting hegemonic terms such as 'transsexual' and 'transgender' in favour of the specificity of the travesti. What it presents is an ethnographical study of their bodily and geographic-spatial migrations, analysing how they become travestis through the gendered modification of their bodies, their involvement in sex work, and the transnational migrations to Europe that many of them make. Examining their lives in both Brazil and Europe, it also analyses how their migrations influence the construction of their subjectivities. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Brazil and Barcelona, this exciting book will appeal to all those interested in gender, sexuality and transgender issues.

Voicing Gender

Voicing Gender
Author: Naomi Adele André,Naomi André
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 025321789X
ISBN 13: 9780253217899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voicing Gender Book Review:

Documents the changes in approaches to gender in opera in the early 19th century.

Transgender Rights

Transgender Rights
Author: Paisley Currah,Richard M. Juang,Shannon Minter
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780816643127
ISBN 13: 0816643121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transgender Rights Book Review:

"Transgender Rights packs a surprising amount of information into a small space. Offering spare, tightly executed essays, this slim volume nonetheless succeeds in creating a spectacular, well-researched compendium of the transgender movement." -Law Library Journal Over the past three decades, the transgender movement has gained visibility and achieved significant victories. Discrimination has been prohibited in several states, dozens of municipalities, and more than two hundred private companies, while hate crime laws in eight states have been amended to include gender identity. Yet prejudice and violence against transgender people remain all too common. With analysis from legal and policy experts, activists and advocates, Transgender Rights assesses the movement's achievements, challenges, and opportunities for future action. Examining crucial topics like family law, employment policies, public health, economics, and grassroots organizing, this groundbreaking book is an indispensable resource in the fight for the freedom and equality of those who cross gender boundaries. Moving beyond media representations to grapple with the real lives and issues of transgender people, Transgender Rights will launch a new moment for human rights activism in America. Contributors: Kylar W. Broadus, Judith Butler, Mauro Cabral, Dallas Denny, Taylor Flynn, Phyllis Randolph Frye, Julie A. Greenberg, Morgan Holmes, Bennett H. Klein, Jennifer L. Levi, Ruthann Robson, Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Dean Spade, Kendall Thomas, Paula Viturro, Willy Wilkinson. Paisley Currah is associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College, executive director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute. Richard M. Juang cochairs the advisory board of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) in Washington, DC. He has taught at Oberlin College and Susquehanna University. He is the lead editor of NCTE's Responding to Hate Crimes: A Community Resource Manual and coeditor of Transgender Justice, which explores models of activism. Shannon Price Minter is legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute.

Recognition Struggles and Social Movements

Recognition Struggles and Social Movements
Author: Barbara Hobson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2003-11-27
ISBN 10: 9780521829229
ISBN 13: 0521829224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recognition Struggles and Social Movements Book Review:

This study looks comparatively and cross-nationally at the dynamic interplay between those fighting for a fairer division of economic resources and those struggling for recognition and respect of group differences. The book addresses key debates on the political gender of multiculturalism and identity politics with original empirical research. Written by prominent scholars across disciplinary and geographical borders, it transcends social movement studies by confronting issues of power and governance, authenticity, and boundary making.

En Travesti

En Travesti
Author: Corinne E. Blackmer,Patricia Juliana Smith
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 381
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780231102698
ISBN 13: 0231102690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

En Travesti Book Review:

En Travesti addresses the ways in which opera empowers women by challenging conventional gender hierarchies. Terry Castle, Hélène Cixous, Lowell Gallagher and Elizabeth Wood are among the contributors. Includes 20 musical examples.

Gay Shame

Gay Shame
Author: David M. Halperin,Valerie Traub
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0226314383
ISBN 13: 9780226314389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gay Shame Book Review:

Asking if the political requirements of gay pride have repressed discussion of the more uncomfortable or undignified aspects of homosexuality, 'Gay Shame' seeks to lift this unofficial ban on the investigation of homosexuality and shame by presenting critical work from the most vibrant frontier in contemporary queer studies.

Gender s Place

Gender s Place
Author: L. Frazier,J. Hurtig,R. Montoya del Solar,Rosario Montoya del Solar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN 10: 1137122277
ISBN 13: 9781137122278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender s Place Book Review:

This collection brings together key theoretical issues and rich ethnographic cases in the feminist anthropology of Latin America in order to explore the ways that 'place' - understood both geographically and metaphorically - can serve as a key vehicle for analyzing the cultural, social, and historical specificity of gender relations and ideologies. Like Dorothy Hodgson's volume, Gendered Modernities, the book seeks to unite ethnographic specificity with theoretical cohesion in a way that demonstrates the unique contribution that anthropology can make to gender and area studies.

Becoming Travesti

Becoming Travesti
Author: Andrea de la Maza Pérez Tamayo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1008596540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Travesti Book Review:

"Becoming travesti : a partial history of ontoformation" explores the discursive production of the figure of travesti, defined broadly as male-assigned technologies of feminization, as it circulates within public discourse in Mexico. In other words, through ontoformation this project highlights the historical and sociopolitical associations that congeal, through repetition, to give an identitarian category -travesti- a sense of essence. In order to do so, this project analyzes articles within the mainstream Mexican press, ranging from the colonial period to the present. The first phase of this project involved the compilation and analysis of all twenty-first century articles mentioning travesti in the three newspapers with the widest circulation in Mexico in order to determine the primary constitutive elements of the contemporary figure of travesti. The second phase, in turn, involved a historical exploration of these constitutive elements by way of analyzing mainstream news sources dating back to the colonial period. As such, this project explores the work performed by ontoformative narratives that congeal to give the identitarian category of travesti a sense of essence. Among the narratives explored are the detravestification of homosexuality and continued homosexualization of travesti, the criminality of travesti, the spectacularization of travesti, the disposability of travesti, and the affective registers mobilized by and through travesti. Moreover, this project explores the consolidation of the contemporary figure of travesti in relationship to other identitarian categories of sexual and gendered non-normativity in Mexico, such as the homosexual, the transsexual and the transgénero (transgender), suggesting that travesti has been instrumental in the historical production and sanitization of these categories.

The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities

The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities
Author: Gavin Brown,Kath Browne
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN 10: 1317043332
ISBN 13: 9781317043331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities Book Review:

Comprehensive and authoritative, this state-of-the-art review both charts and develops the rich sub-discipline geographies of sexualities, exploring sex-gender, sexuality and sexual practices. Emerging from the desire to examine differences and exclusions as a key aspect of human geographies, these geographies have engaged with heterosexual and queer, lesbian, gay, bi and trans lives. Developing thinking in this area, geographers and other social scientists have illustrated the centrality of place, space and other spatial relationships in reconstituting sexual practices, representations, desires, as well as sexed bodies and lives. This book reviews the current state of the field and offers new insights from authors located on five continents. In doing so, the book seeks to draw on and influence core debates in this field, as well as disrupt the Anglo-American hegemony in studies of sexualities, sexes and geographies. This volume is the definitive collection in the area, bringing together many international leaders in the field, alongside scholars that are well-established outside the Anglophone academy, and many emerging talents who will lead the field in the decades to come.

Rethinking MSM Trans and other Categories in HIV Prevention

Rethinking MSM  Trans  and other Categories in HIV Prevention
Author: Amaya G. Perez-Brumer,Richard Parker,Peter Aggleton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 1351365487
ISBN 13: 9781351365482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking MSM Trans and other Categories in HIV Prevention Book Review:

As the HIV epidemic moves into its fourth decade, it is clear that the global response has failed to adequately address the needs of a wide range of vulnerable populations and groups. Chief among these are gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, and transgender persons, who globally face the disproportional burden of HIV infection. This volume rethinks HIV prevention and health promotion for sexual and gender minorities – in both the industrialised societies of the West, as well as in the developing nations of the Global South. The chapters it contains offer a critical analysis of past and present HIV research employing categories to designate gay and other men who have sex with men, transgender persons, and/or other persons and communities with diverse gender and sexual identities. Contributors question the politics of many of the existing classifications and categories in HIV research and argue for a more sophisticated analysis of gender and sexual diversity in order to tackle the social and political barriers that impede the design of successful HIV prevention and health promotion approaches. This book was originally published as a special issue of Global Public Health.

Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure

Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure
Author: Melissa Percival
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351566792
ISBN 13: 9781351566797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure Book Review:

A fresh interpretation of the group of Fragonard?s paintings known as the ?figures de fantaisie?, Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure: Painting the Imagination reconnects the fantasy figures with neglected visual traditions in European art and firmly situates them within the cultural and aesthetic contexts of eighteenth-century France. Prior scholarship has focused on the paintings? connections with portraiture, whereas this study relocates them within a tradition of fantasy figures, where resemblance was ignored or downplayed. The book defines Fragonard as a painter of the imagination and foregrounds the imaginary at a time when Enlightenment rationalism and Classical aesthetics contrived to delimit the imagination. The book unravels scholarly writing on these Fragonard paintings and examines the history of the fantasy figure from early modern Europe to eighteenth-century France. Emerging from this background is a view of Fragonard turning away from the academically sanctioned ?invention?, towards more playful variants of the imaginary: fantasy and caprice. Melissa Percival demonstrates how fantasy figures engage both artists and viewers, allowing artists to unleash their imagination through displays of virtuosity and viewers to use their imagination to explore the paintings? unusual juxtapositions and humour.

The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Harry Sanabria
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN 10: 1317198212
ISBN 13: 9781317198215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean Book Review:

This wide-ranging introduction to the anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean offers broad coverage of culture and society in the region, taking into account historical developments as well as the roles of power and inequality. The chapters address key topics such as colonialism, globalization, violence, religion, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, health, and food, and emphasize the impact of Latin American and Caribbean peoples and cultures in the United States. The text has been thoroughly updated for the second edition, including fresh case studies and new chapters on independence, neoliberalism and immigration, and popular culture and the digital revolution. Students are provided with a solid overview of the major contemporary trends, issues, and debates in the field. Each chapter ends with a summary, up-to-date recommendations for viewing films/videos and websites, and a comprehensive bibliography for further reading and research.

The Handbook of Gender Sex and Media

The Handbook of Gender  Sex  and Media
Author: Karen Ross
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN 10: 1118114221
ISBN 13: 9781118114223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Gender Sex and Media Book Review:

The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media offers original insights into the complex set of relations which exist between gender, sex, sexualities and the media, and in doing so, showcases new research at the forefront of media and communication practice and theory. Brings together a collection of new, cutting-edge research exploring a number of different facets of the broad relationship between gender and media Moves beyond associating gender with man/woman and instead considers the relationship between the construction of gender norms, biological sex and the mediation of sex and sexuality Offers genuinely new insights into the complicated and complex set of relations which exist between gender, sex, sexualities and the media Essay topics range from the continuing sexism of TV advertising to ways in which the internet is facilitating the (re)invention of our sexual selves.

Beyond Carnival

Beyond Carnival
Author: James N. Green
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2001-12
ISBN 10: 9780226306391
ISBN 13: 0226306399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Carnival Book Review:

For many foreign observers, Brazil still conjures up a collage of exotic images, ranging from the camp antics of Carmen Miranda to the bronzed girl (or boy) from Ipanema moving sensually over the white sands of Rio's beaches. Among these tropical fantasies is that of the uninhibited and licentious Brazilian homosexual, who expresses uncontrolled sexuality during wild Carnival festivities and is welcomed by a society that accepts fluid sexual identity. However, in Beyond Carnival, the first sweeping cultural history of male homosexuality in Brazil, James Green shatters these exotic myths and replaces them with a complex picture of the social obstacles that confront Brazilian homosexuals. Ranging from the late nineteenth century to the rise of a politicized gay and lesbian rights movement in the 1970s, Green's study focuses on male homosexual subcultures in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. He uncovers the stories of men coping with arrests and street violence, dealing with family restrictions, and resisting both a hostile medical profession and moralizing influences of the Church. Green also describes how these men have created vibrant subcultures with alternative support networks for maintaining romantic and sexual relationships and for surviving in an intolerant social environment. He then goes on to trace how urban parks, plazas, cinemas, and beaches are appropriated for same-sex erotic encounters, bringing us into the world of street cruising, male hustlers, and cross-dressing prostitutes. Through his creative use of police and medical records, newspapers, literature, newsletters, and extensive interviews, Green has woven a fascinating history, the first of its kind for Latin America, that will set the standard for future works. "Green brushes aside outworn cultural assumptions about Brazil's queer life to display its full glory, as well as the troubles which homophobia has sent its way. . . . This latest gem in Chicago's 'World of Desire' series offers a shimmering view of queer Brazilian life throughout the 20th century."—Kirkus Reviews Winner of the 2000 Lambda Literary Awards' Emerging Scholar Award of the Monette/Horwitz Trust Winner of the 1999 Hubert Herring Award, Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies

Language and Sexuality

Language and Sexuality
Author: Deborah Cameron,Don Kulick
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2003-03-06
ISBN 10: 9780521009690
ISBN 13: 0521009693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language and Sexuality Book Review:

This lively and accessible textbook provides a clear introduction to the relationship between language and sexuality.

Feminist International

Feminist International
Author: Verónica Gago
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 1788739701
ISBN 13: 9781788739702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminist International Book Review:

Recent years have seen massive feminist mobilizations in virtually every continent, overturning social mores and repressive legislation. In this brilliant and original look at the emerging feminist international, Verónica Gago explores how the women’s strike, as both a concept and collective experience, may be transforming the boundaries of politics as we know it. At once a gripping political analysis and a theoretically charged manifesto, Feminist International draws on the author’s rich experience with radical movements to enter into ongoing debates in feminist and Marxist theory: from social reproduction and domestic work to the intertwining of financial and gender violence, as well as controversies surrounding the neo-extractivist model of development, the possibilities and limits of left populism, and the ever-vexed nexus of gender-race-class. Gago asks what another theory of power might look like, one premised on our desire to change everything.

Imagining Transgender

Imagining Transgender
Author: David Valentine
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2007-08-09
ISBN 10: 9780822390213
ISBN 13: 0822390213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Transgender Book Review:

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.

Sexuality Politics and AIDS in Brazil

Sexuality  Politics and AIDS in Brazil
Author: Herbet Daniel,Richard Parker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 1135721866
ISBN 13: 9781135721862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexuality Politics and AIDS in Brazil Book Review:

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Development with a Body

Development with a Body
Author: Andrea Cornwall,Sonia Correa,Susie Jolly
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-09-15
ISBN 10: 1848132654
ISBN 13: 9781848132658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development with a Body Book Review:

'We used to talk about development with a human face. We should be talking about development with a body' Arit Oku-Egbas, African Regional Sexuality Resource Centre, Nigeria Sex and sexuality have always had a place at the heart of the development agenda - from concerns regarding population and environment, to practices in education and efforts for protecting reproductive health and rights. Yet this agenda has largely focused on negative dimensions of sexuality - disease, risk, violation - rather than positive aspects, including rights to sexual fulfillment, wellbeing and pleasure. The shift towards a rights-based approach to development has brought the human rights dimensions of sexuality into clearer view, and consequently the need to address discriminatory laws and violations of the human rights of those whose sexual identity and practices diverge from dominant sexual orders/norms. This book offers compelling insights into contemporary challenges and transformative possibilities of the struggle for sexual rights. It combines the conceptual with the political, and offering inspiring examples of practical interventions and campaigns that emphasize the positive dimensions of sexuality. It brings together reflections and experiences of researchers, activists and practitioners from Brazil, India, Nigeria, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and Zambia. From political discourse on sex and masculinity to sex work and trafficking, from HIV and sexuality to struggles for legal reform and citizenship, the authors explore the gains of creating stronger linkages between sexuality, human rights and development.