Becoming a Visible Man

By | February 10, 2020
Becoming a Visible Man Author Jamison Green
ISBN-10 082651457X
ISBN-13 9780826514578
Year 2004-06-04
Pages 264
Language English
Publisher Vanderbilt University Press
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Best Book in Transgender Studies 2005 Winner Center for Lesbian Gay Studies CLAGS NY2005 Lambda Literary Award FinalistWritten by a leading activist in the transgender movement Becoming a Visible Man is an artful and compelling inquiry into the politics of gender Jamison Green combines candid autobiography with informed analysis to offer unique insight into the multiple challenges of the female to male transsexual experience ranging from encounters with prejudice and strained relationships with family to the development of an FTM community and the realities of surgical sex reassignment For more than a decade Green has provided educational programs on gender variance issues for corporations law enforcement agencies social science conferences and classes continuing legal education religious education and medical venues His comprehensive knowledge of the processes and problems encountered by transgendered and transsexual peopleas well as his legal advocacy work to help ensure that gender variant people have access to the same rights and opportunities as othersenable him to explain the issues as no transsexual author has previously done Brimming with frank and often poignant recollections of Green s own experiencesincluding his childhood struggles with identity and his years as a lesbian parent prior to his sex reassignment surgerythe book examines transsexualism as a human condition and sex reassignment as one of the choices that some people feel compelled to make in order to manage their gender variance Relating the FTM psyche and experience to the social and political forces at work in American society Becoming a Visible Man also speaks consciously of universal principles that concern us all particularly the need to live one s life honestly openly and passionately

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