1st Edition

The Transgender Studies Reader 2

Edited By Susan Stryker, Aren Aizura Copyright 2013
    704 Pages
    by Routledge

    704 Pages
    by Routledge

    Over the past twenty years, transgender studies has emerged as a vibrant field of interdisciplinary scholarship. In 2006, Routledge’s The Transgender Studies Reader brought together the first definitive collection of the field. Since its publication, the field has seen an explosion of new work that has expanded the boundaries of inquiry in many directions. The Transgender Studies Reader 2 gathers these disparate strands of scholarship, and collects them into a format that makes sense for teaching and research.

    Complementing the first volume, rather than competing with it, The Transgender Studies Reader 2 consists of fifty articles, with a general introduction by the editors, explanatory head notes for each essay, and bibliographical suggestions for further research. Unlike the first volume, which was historically based, tracing the lineage of the field, this volume focuses on recent work and emerging trends. To keep pace with this rapidly changing area, the second reader has a companion website, with images, links to blogs, video, and other material to help supplement the book.

    For more information, visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/stryker

     Introduction: Transgender Studies 2.0

    I.  Transgender Perspectives In (and On) Radical Political Economy
    1. Normalized Transgressions: Legitimizing the Transsexual Body as Productive
     Dan Irving
    2. Retelling Racialized Violence, Remaking White Innocence: The Politics of Interlocking Oppressions in Transgender Day of Remembrance
     Sarah Lamble
    3. Artful Concealment and Strategic Visibility: Transgender Bodies and U.S. State Surveillance After 9/11
     Toby Beauchamp
    4.  Tracing This Body: Transsexuality, Pharmaceuticals & Capitalism
     Michelle O’Brien
    5. Transsexual Necropolitics
     Jin Haritaworn and C. Riley Snorton

    II. Making Trans-Culture(s): Texts, Performances, Artifacts
    6. “The White To Be Angry”: Vaginal Creme Davis’ Terrorist Drag
     Jose Esteban Muñoz
    7. Felt Matters
    Jeanne Vaccaro
    8.  Groping Theory: Haptic Cinema and Trans-Curiosity in Hans Scheirl’s Dandy Dust
     Eliza Steinbock
    9.  The Transgender Look
     J. Halberstam
    10. Embracing Transition, or Dancing in the Folds of Time
     Julian Carter

    III. Transsexing Humanimality
    11. Selections from Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature  and People
     Joan Roughgarden
    12. Animal Transsex
    Myra Hird
    13. Animals Without Genitals: Race and Transsubstantiation
    Mel Chen
    14. Lessons from a Starfish
     Eva Hayward
    15. Interdependent Ecological Transsex: Notes on Re/Production, “Transgender” Fish, and the Management of Populations, Species, and Resources
     Bailey Keir

    IV. Transfeminisms
    16. Feminist Solidarity After Queer Theory: The Case of Transgender
     Cressida Heyes
    17. Inclusive Pedagogy in the Women’s Studies Classroom: Teaching the Kimberly Nixon Case
    Viviane Namaste (with Georgia Sitara)
    18. Skirt Chasers: Why the Media Depicts the Trans Revolution in Lipstick and Heels
     Julia Serano
    19. The Education of Little Cis: Cisgender and the Discipline of Opposing Bodies 
     A. Finn Enke
    20. Our Bodies Are Not Ourselves: Tranny Guys and the Racialized Class Politics of Incoherence
     Bobby Noble

    V. Cross Talk: Contention and Complexity in Trans-Discourses
    21. Body Shame, Body Pride: Lessons From the Disability Rights Movement
     Eli Clare
    22. The Pharmaco-Pornographic Regime: Sex, Gender, and Subjectivity in the Age of Punk Capitalism
     Beatriz Preciado
    23. Evil Deceivers and Make-Believers: On Transphobic Violence and the Politics of Illusion
    Talia Mae Bettcher
    24. “Still At the Back of the Bus”: Sylvia Rivera’s Struggle
     Jessi Gan
    25. Transgender Subjectivity and the Logic of Sexual Difference
    Shanna Carlson

    VI. Timely Matters: Temporality and Trans-historicity 
    26. Towards A Transgender Archaeology: A Queer Rampage Through Prehistory
    Mary Weismantel
    27. Selections from “Before the Tribade: Medieval Anatomies of Female  Masculinity and Pleasure”
     Karma Lochrie
    28. Extermination of the Joyas: Gendercide in Spanish California
     Deborah A. Miranda
    29. Before Transgender: Transvestia’s Gender Spectrum, 1960-1980
     Robert Hill
    30. Reading Transsexuality in “Gay” Tehran (Around 1979)
    Afsaneh Najmabadi

    VII. Being There: The (Im)material Locations of Trans-Phenomena
    31. Between Surveillance and Liberation: The Lives of Cross-Dressed Male Sex  Workers in Early Postwar Japan
     Todd Henry
    32. An Ethics of Transsexual Difference: Luce Irigaray and the Place of Sexual Undecideability
     Gayle Salamon
    33. Touching Gender: Abjection and the Hygienic Imagination
    Sheila Cavanaugh
    34. Perverse Citizenship: Divas, Marginality, and Participation in “Loca-Lization”
     Marcia Ochoa
    35. Thinking Figurations Otherwise: Reframing Dominant Knowledges of Sex and Gender Variance in Latin America
     Vek Lewis

    VIII. Going Somewhere: Transgender Movement(s)
    36. Transgender Without Organs? Mobilizing a Geo-affective Theory of Gender  Modification
     Lucas Crawford
    37. Longevity and Limits in Rae Bourbon’s Life in Motion
     Don Romesberg
    38. The Romance of the Amazing Scalpel: Race, Affect and Labor in Thai Gender Reassignment Clinics
     Aren Z. Aizura
    39.  Trans/scriptions: Homing Desires, (Trans)sexual Citizenship and Racialized Bodies
     Nael Bhanji
    40. Transportation: Translating Filipino/Filipino-American Tomboy Masculinities Through Seafaring and Migration
     Kale Fajardo

    IX. Biopolitics and the Administration of Trans-Embodiment(s)
    41. Kaming Mga Talyada (We Who Are Sexy): The Transsexual Whiteness of Christine Jorgensen in the (Post)Colonial Philippines
     Susan Stryker
    42.  Electric Brilliancy: Cross-Dressing Law and Freak Show Displays in Nineteenth- Century San Francisco
     Clare Sears
    43. Shuttling Between Bodies and Borders: Transmigration and the Politics of Rightful Killing
     Sima Shakhsari
    44. Silhouettes of Defiance: the memorialization of historical sites of queer and transgender resistance in an age of neoliberal inclusivity
     Che Gossett
    45. Neutering the Transgendered: Human Rights and Japan’s Law No. 111
     Laura Norton

    X. Trans-oriented Practices, Policies, and Social Change
    46. “We Won't Know Who You Are”: Contesting Sex Designations in New York  City Birth Certificates
     Paisley Currah and Lisa Jean Moore
    47. Reinscribing Normality: The Politics of Transgender Marriage
     Ruthann Robson
    48. Performance as Intravention: Ballroom Culture and the Politics of HIV/AIDS in Detroit
     Marlon Bailey
    49. Transgender as Mental Illness: Nosology, Social Justice, and the Tarnished Golden Mean
     Nick Gorton
    50. Building an Abolitionist Trans & Queer Movement with Everything We’ve Got
         Dean Spade, Morgan Bassichis and Alex Lee


    Susan Stryker is Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, and Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies, University of Arizona.

    Aren Z. Aizura is Mellon Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for Research on Women and the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.