1st Edition

The Transgender Studies Reader Remix

Edited By Susan Stryker, Dylan McCarthy Blackston Copyright 2022
    620 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    620 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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 Chican@ 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


    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.