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The Transgender Studies Reader Remix

ISBN 9781032062471
Published July 12, 2022 by Routledge
620 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Transgender Studies Reader Remix assembles 50 previously published articles to orient students and scholars alike to current directions in the fast-evolving interdisciplinary field of transgender studies.

The volume is organized into ten thematic sections on trans studies’ engagements with feminist theory, queer theory, Black studies, science studies, Indigeneity and coloniality, history, biopolitics, cultural production, the posthumanities, and intersectional approaches to embodied difference. It includes a selection of highly cited works from the two-volume The Transgender Studies Reader, more recently published essays, and some older articles in intersecting fields that are in conversation with where transgender studies is today. Editors Susan Stryker and Dylan McCarthy Blackston provide a foreword, an introduction, and a short abstract of each article that, taken together, document key texts and interdisciplinary connections foundational to the evolution of transgender studies over the past 30 years.

A handy overview for scholars, activists, and all those new to the field, this volume is also ideally suited for use as a textbook in undergraduate or graduate courses in gender studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Susan Stryker

Introduction: Transgender Studies Remixed Dylan McCarthy Blackston

I. Trans/Feminisms 

1. The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto

Sandy Stone

2. Sappho by Surgery: The Transsexually Constructed Lesbian-Feminist

Janice G. Raymond

3. A Transvestite Answers a Feminist

Lou Sullivan

4. Transfeminism: Something Else, Somewhere Else

Karine Espineira and Sam Bourcier

5. Transmasculine Insurgency: Masculinity and Dissidence in Feminist Movements in México

Daniel B. Coleman

II. Trans Matters, Black Matters

6. My Words to Victor Frankenstein Above the Village of Chamounix: Performing Transgender Rage

Susan Stryker

7. The Trans*-Ness of Blackness, the Blackness of Trans*-Ness

Marquis Bey

8. Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book

Hortense J. Spillers

9. TransMaterialities: Trans*/Matter/Realities and Queer Political Imaginings

Karen Barad

10. "Theorizing in a Void": Sublimity, Matter, and Physics in Black Feminist Poetics

Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

III. The Coloniality of (Trans) Gender 

11. Twin-Spirited Woman: Sts'iyóye smestíyexw slhá:li

Saylesh Wesley

12. The Coloniality of Gender

María Lugones

13. Extermination of the Joyas: Gendercide in Spanish California

Deborah A. Miranda

14. Selection from Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

Gloria Anzaldúa

15. Decolonizing Transgender in India: Some Reflections

Anirudha Dutta and Raina Roy

IV. Queer Gender and Its Discontents

16. Selection From Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

Judith Butler

17. "The White to be Angry": Vaginal Davis’s Terrorist Drag

José Esteban Muñoz

18. The Transgender Look

Jack Halberstam

19. Judith Butler: Queer Feminism, Transgender, and the Transsubstantiation of Sex 

Jay Prosser

20. Getting Disciplined: What’s Trans* About Queer Studies Now? 

Cáel M. Keegan

V. Sexology and Its Critics

21. "Case 131: Gynandry" From Psychopathia Sexualis

Richard von Krafft-Ebing

22. "Case 13" From The Transvestites: The Erotic Drive to Cross-Dress

Magnus Hirschfeld

23. Trans* Plasticity and the Ontology of Race and Species

Kadji Amin

24. The Matter of Gender

Nikki Sullivan

25. Trans of Color Critique Before Transsexuality

Jules Gill-Peterson

VI. Regulating Embodiment

26. Trans Necropolitics: A Transnational Reflection on Violence, Death, and the Trans of Color Afterlife

C. Riley Snorton and Jin Haritaworn

27. Trans Law and Politics on a Neoliberal Landscape  

Dean Spade

28. Artful Concealment and Strategic Visibility: Transgender Bodies and U.S. State Surveillance After 9/11

Toby Beauchamp

29. Electric Brilliancy: Cross-Dressing Law and Freak Show Displays in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Clare Sears

30. Incarceration, Identity Politics, and the Trans-Cis Divide

Paisley Currah

VII. Historicizing Trans

31. Trans, Time, and History

Leah Devun and Zeb Tortorici

32. Towards a Transgender Archeology: A Queer Rampage Through Prehistory

Mary Wiesmantel

33. ONE Inc. and Reed Erickson: The Uneasy Collaboration of Gay and Trans Activism, 19642003

Aaron H. Devor and Nicholas Matte

34. Pharmaco-Pornographic Regime: Sex, Gender, and Subjectivity in the Age of Punk Capitalism

Paul B. Preciado

35. Reading Transsexuality in "Gay" Tehran (Around 1979)

Afsaneh Najmabadi

VIII. Transing the Non/Human

36. A Cyborg Manifesto: An Ironic Dream of a Common Language for Women in the Integrated Circuit

Donna J. Haraway

37. Biohacking Gender: Cyborgs, Coloniality, and the Pharmacopornographic Era 

Hil Malatino

38. Animals Without Genitals: Race and Transsubstantiation

Mel Y. Chen

39. Lessons From a Starfish

Eva Hayward

40. Trans Animisms

Abram J. Lewis

IX. Trans Cultural Production

41. Embracing Transition, or Dancing in the Folds of Time

Julian Carter

42. Performance as Intravention: Ballroom Culture and the Politics of HIV/AIDS in Detroit

Marlon M. Bailey

43. The Labor of Werqing It: The Performance and Protest Strategies of Sir Lady Java

Treva Ellison

44. Transgender [email protected] Poetics: Contesting, Interrogating, and Transforming Chicana/o Studies

Francisco J. Galarte

45. Shimmering Phantasmagoria: Trans/Cinema/Aesthetics in an Age of Technological Reproducibility

Eliza Steinbock

X. Intersectionality and Embodiment 

46. Pauli Murray’s Peter Panic: Perspectives From the Margins of Gender and Race in Jim Crow America

Simon D. Elin Fisher

47. A Black Feminist Statement 

The Combahee River Collective

48. Selection From Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling With Cure

Eli Clare

49. Hermaphrodites With Attitude: Mapping the Emergence of Intersex Political Activism

Cheryl Chase

50. Undetectability in a Time of Trans Visibility

Christopher Joseph Lee

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Susan Stryker is Professor Emerita of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona, founding co-editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, founding co-editor of Duke University Press’s ASTERISK book series, co-editor of Routledge’s two previous transgender studies readers, and co-director of Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria.

Dylan McCarthy Blackston is Assistant Professor of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Appalachian State University. His work examines transnational political economies of LGBTQ philanthropy, regenerative medicine, and transspecies life.