USA 2004, 363 pp., brochure, € 19.89Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
The author tells you all you need to know about the social, cultural, and medical history of transsexuality in the USA. It's the human story about people who have a deep and unshakable desire to transform their bodily sex. Over the past century, when many challenged the social categories and hierarchies of race, class, and gender, transsexuals questioned biological sex itself, the category that seemed most fundamental and fixed of all. From the early 20th-century sex experiments in Europe, to the saga of Christine Jorgensen, whose sex-change surgery made headlines in 1952, to today's growing transgender movement, Meyerowitz gives us the first serious history of transsexuality. She focuses on the stories of transsexual men and women themselves, as well as a large supporting cast of doctors, scientists, journalists, lawyers, judges, feminists, and gay liberationists, as they debated the big questions of medical ethics, nature versus nurture, self and society, and the scope of human rights.