Blending Genders: Social Aspects of Cross-Dressing and Sex Changing, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Blending Genders

Social Aspects of Cross-Dressing and Sex Changing, 1st Edition

By Richard Ekins, David King


288 pages

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First published in 1995, the book describes personal experiences of those who cross-dress and sex change, how they organise themselves socially - in both `outsider' and `respectable' communities. The contributors consider the dominant medical framework through which gender blending is so often seen and look at the treatment afforded gender blending in literature, the press and the recently emerged telephone sex lines. The book concludes with a discussion of the lively debates that have taken place concerning the politics of transgenderism in recent years, and examines its prominence in recent contributions to contemporary cultural theory and queer theory.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General