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The Resource The Making of a Man : Notes on Transsexuality, (electronic book)

The Making of a Man : Notes on Transsexuality, (electronic book)

Label
The Making of a Man : Notes on Transsexuality
Title
The Making of a Man
Title remainder
Notes on Transsexuality
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the autumn of 2012, Maxim Februari-known until then as writer and philosopher Marjolijn Februari-announced his intention to live as a man. The news was greeted with a diversity of reactions, from curiosity to unease. These responses made it absolutely clear to Februari that most of us don't know how to think about transsexuality. The Making of a Man explores this lacuna through a deeply personal meditation on a profoundly universal aspect of our identities. Februari contemplates the many questions that sexual transitions entail: the clinical effects of testosterone, the alteration of sexual organs, and its effects on sexual intimacy; how transsexuality figures in the law; and how it challenges the way we talk about sex and gender, such as the seemingly minor-but crucially important-difference between the terms "transsexual" and "transgender." He analyzes our impressions of effeminate men and butch women, separating apparent acceptance from actual prejudice, and critically examines the curious requirement in many countries that one must demonstrate a psychological disturbance-a "gender identity disorder"-in order to be granted sex change therapies. From there he explores the seemingly endless minutiae changing genders or sex effect, from the little box with an M or an F on passports to the shockingly sudden way testosterone can adjust physical features. With his characteristically clear voice combined with intimate-sometimes moving, sometimes funny-ruminations, Februari wakes readers up to all the ways, big and small, our world is structured by sex and gender
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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1963-
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Februari, M.
Dewey number
306.768092
LC call number
HQ77.9 .F4313 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Brown, Andy
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  • Februari, M., 1963-
  • Transsexualism
  • Transsexuals -- Netherlands -- Biography
  • Februari, M
Label
The Making of a Man : Notes on Transsexuality, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- The Making of a Man: Notes on Transsexuality -- Imprint Page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. Identity: Gender and Sex -- 2. Language and Etiquette: What You Should and Shouldn't Say -- 3. Rules and Laws -- 4. Body -- 5. Society: The Tensions Surrounding the Transition -- 6. Testosterone -- 7. Relationships -- 8. Woman: 'If I Were a Man . . .' -- 9. Man: 'As if Men Have it So Easy!' -- 10. Famous Figures -- End -- Acknowledgements and Sources
Control code
EBC2096586
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (126 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780234731
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Making of a Man : Notes on Transsexuality, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- The Making of a Man: Notes on Transsexuality -- Imprint Page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. Identity: Gender and Sex -- 2. Language and Etiquette: What You Should and Shouldn't Say -- 3. Rules and Laws -- 4. Body -- 5. Society: The Tensions Surrounding the Transition -- 6. Testosterone -- 7. Relationships -- 8. Woman: 'If I Were a Man . . .' -- 9. Man: 'As if Men Have it So Easy!' -- 10. Famous Figures -- End -- Acknowledgements and Sources
Control code
EBC2096586
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (126 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780234731
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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