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Susan Stryker

Autor/a de Transgender History (Seal Studies)

21+ obres 1,533 Membres 16 Ressenyes

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Susan Stryker is the coauthor of "Gay by the Bay", a historical look at gay life in San Francisco, as well as "Gay Pulp" and "Lesbian Pulp Address Books". She currently works as Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco. (Bowker Author mostra'n més Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Susan Stryker

The Transgender Studies Reader (2006) — Editor — 235 exemplars
Gay Pulp: Address Book (2000) 12 exemplars
Lesbian Pulp: Address Book (2000) 11 exemplars
Making Transgender Count (2015) 7 exemplars
Trans* Studies Now (2020) 3 exemplars

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This book gave me A People's History vibes, in that it portrays, over and over, how the work of progress is done NOT primarily by the men on our TV screens, in elected office, behind pulpits or podiums, but by ordinary people, banding together in ways that are somehow haphazard, inventing communities and services and safety nets BECAUSE THEY NEED TO, and because no one else will/has.

A few of these stories I had at least some familiarity with, but so much of this has been ignored/suppressed/distorted that this is clearly a rescue operation for endangered stories.

A remarkable work.
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greeniezona | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Aug 2, 2023 |
I really enjoyed this read, and learned a good deal. That said, if you are looking for objective historical reporting this is not the volume for you. There is nothing dry about this, but there is also a clear editorial slant, so if that is an issue be warned.

Stryker is a good and almost conversational writer. This could not be more accessible. There is some very edifying historical information about trans life and gender pioneers in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the advances since entering the 21st. She also presents a good framework for transgender feminism, something I think most trans feminist writers have not done terribly well. By recontextualizing feminism as not being about a history or oppression she presents a forward looking and more inclusive philosophy. However, as part of this recontextualization Stryker dismisses the concerns of 2nd wave cis-feminists about embracing transwomen as ascientifc and ungrounded, and that is not accurate, The 2nd wave POV was that transwomen grew up being identified and treated as male and therefore cannot connect to the pain which springs from the limitations visited on women by society at large. Certainly there are plenty of cis-male feminists, a penis and empathy for victims of inequity are not mutually exclusive. However, the no trans argument is not about feminism per se, but about creating safe spaces that are women-only to share in the impact of having lived in a world that limits women and which considers women only in the ways they are valued by men. Transwomen do not have the same lived experience as females assigned at birth. I don't feel the need to attend gynocentric gatherings (I went to the Michigan Womyn's festival once and found it ridiculous and cultish and also really boring) but that is me. Stryker dismisses this position entirely, advancing as a matter of fact that there is no distinction between transwomen and people assigned female at birth. I am just saying that is an opinion, not a scientific or legal fact. Stryker does this repeatedly, advances as fact things that are unproven, unprovable, or undecided, but Stryker also imparts great information about the history of trans and nonconforming people and about the current legal and policy issues to be addressed. She also makes good arguments for a road forward, I just wish she had advanced that material as opinion. An absolutely worthwhile and broadening read despite its spin!… (més)
Narshkite | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | May 8, 2021 |
Not totally what I was expecting, but still good and very informative.
whatsmacksaid | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2021 |



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