Tag Archives: Gender

Growing Up Trans, in the 1960s

It’s a vertiginous moment to be writing a book about the transgender child. When I started my research about five years ago it was a relatively simple task to place the¬†work within the available cultural and medical texts that dealt … Continue reading

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Core Gender Identity: The Transgender Child and the Inversion of Freud

At the Special Collections of the UCLA Charles E. Young Library I recently had the chance to examine the Robert J. Stoller collection, comprising the papers of the psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who helped steer the UCLA Gender Identity Research Clinic … Continue reading

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The Technical Invention of Gender (Notes from Johns Hopkins)

Gender, understood as a psychic identification and set of norms for presentation of the self and body, is often conceptually attributed to feminist analyses of the representational subordination of femininity to masculinity. In the infamous “sex/gender” split reflected in field-defining … Continue reading

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