En Travesti

En Travesti
Author: Corinne E. Blackmer,Patricia Juliana Smith
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 381
Release: 1995-01
ISBN 10: 9780231102698
ISBN 13: 0231102690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


En Travesti Book Review:

-- Michael and Linda Hutcheon, Cambridge Opera Journal

Travesti

Travesti
Author: Don Kulick
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2009-01-12
ISBN 10: 9780226461014
ISBN 13: 0226461017
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
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780253346445
ISBN 13: 0253346444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Voicing Gender Book Review:

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

COSTUMES DE FANTAISIE POUR UN BAL TRAVESTI

COSTUMES DE FANTAISIE POUR UN BAL TRAVESTI
Author: A. DE. GREVIN
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1155942777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Le Virgile Travesti En Vers Burlesques V1 (1726)

Le Virgile Travesti En Vers Burlesques V1 (1726)
Author: Letellier D'Orvilliers Scarron
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2009-03
ISBN 10: 9781104215231
ISBN 13: 1104215233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Le Virgile Travesti En Vers Burlesques V1 (1726) Book Review:

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

L'ABEILLE NOIRE - La cloche, le super-héros et le travesti

L'ABEILLE NOIRE - La cloche, le super-héros et le travesti
Author: Stéphane ZEILAS-PERRIER
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1291146512
ISBN 13: 9781291146516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Imagined Bodies, Disposable Selves

Imagined Bodies, Disposable Selves
Author: Juliana Demartini Brito
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 73
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1176327591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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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.

Crossing Sex and Gender in Latin America

Crossing Sex and Gender in Latin America
Author: V. Lewis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2010-08-02
ISBN 10: 0230109969
ISBN 13: 9780230109964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Crossing Sex and Gender in Latin America Book Review:

Signifying "others" or signs of life? This book critically examines the ways in which crossing sex and gender is imagined in key cultural texts from contemporary Latin America. Unlike previous studies, Crossing Sex and Gender in Latin America does not hold that sexually diverse figures are always and only performative or allegorical and instead places the accent on questions of the presence or absence of an account of subjectivity in contemporary representation. Via analysis of selected films and literary works of Reinaldo Arenas, Mayra Santos-Febres, Pedro Lemebel, among others, the author reflects on the political implications of recent visions (1985-2005).

Señales

Señales
Author: Paz Errázuriz,Niki Raveau
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9789566048084
ISBN 13: 9566048084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Queer Transexions of Race, Nation, and Gender

Queer Transexions of Race, Nation, and Gender
Author: Phillip Brian Harper,Jose E. Munoz,Trish Rosen
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000046632272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Queer Transexions of Race, Nation, and Gender Book Review:

This special issue of SOCIAL TEXT explores the relations between race and queer sexuality by focusing on the politics of transgression in a transnational world. RACE AND QUEER SEXUALITY confronts the limitations of prior work and provides a starting point for discussion of race, queer sexuality, and the politics of transgression that will be part of queer theory in the future.

University of California Publications in Modern Philology

University of California Publications in Modern Philology
Author: University of California, Berkeley
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1961
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011312421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


University of California Publications in Modern Philology Book Review:

The Longer Poems of Velimir Khlebnikov

The Longer Poems of Velimir Khlebnikov
Author: Владимир Марков
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1962
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106020238330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Dialogic Aspects of the Cuban Novel of the 1990s

Dialogic Aspects of the Cuban Novel of the 1990s
Author: Ángela Dorado-Otero
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 185566271X
ISBN 13: 9781855662711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Dialogic Aspects of the Cuban Novel of the 1990s Book Review:

The author analyses six novels of the "boom" in Cuban fiction of the 1990s that subvert homogenized views of Cuban identity.

The Théâtre Italien

The Théâtre Italien
Author: Clarence Dietz Brenner
Publsiher: Berkeley : University of California Press
Total Pages: 531
Release: 1961
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105038339771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Palimpsests

Palimpsests
Author: Gärard Genette
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 490
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780803270299
ISBN 13: 0803270291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Palimpsests Book Review:

A palimpsest is "a written document, usually on vellum or parchment, that has been written upon several times, often with remnants of erased writing still visible". Originally published in France in 1982, Gerard Genette's PALIMPSESTS examines the manifold relationships a text may have with prior texts on the same document.

The Bernhardt Hamlet

The Bernhardt Hamlet
Author: Gerda Taranow
Publsiher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040551197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Bernhardt Hamlet Book Review:

Critics regarded Sarah Bernhardt's interpretation of Hamlet in 1899 as the revelation of Shakespeare's tragedy in France. The Bernhardt Hamlet is the first to investigate that production and to explain its context and its impact upon the cultural life of the time. Bernhardt's most significant innovation was her rejection of romantic sensibility in favor of the revenge tradition. In assuming a male role, she remained within the theatrical tradition of travesti that came to full fruition in the nineteenth century. Classically trained, the 54-year-old Bernhardt refashioned the Hamlet inheritance with insight, vigor, and originality.

American Anthropologist

American Anthropologist
Author: Sally K. Spencer
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 107
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 00027294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Cyborgs in Latin America

Cyborgs in Latin America
Author: J. Brown
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2010-08-18
ISBN 10: 0230109772
ISBN 13: 9780230109773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Cyborgs in Latin America Book Review:

A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org . Cyborgs in Latin America explores the ways cultural expression in Latin America has grappled with the changing relationships between technology and human identity.