Trans

A Memoir

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Author: Juliet Jacques

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784781675

Category:

Page: 320

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Moving memoir and insightful examination of transgender politics "Six weeks before sex reassignment surgery (SRS), I am obliged to stop taking my hormones. I suddenly feel very differently about my forthcoming operation." In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery--a process she chronicled with unflinching honesty in a serialised national newspaper column. Trans tells of her life to the present moment: a story of growing up, of defining yourself, and of the rapidly changing world of gender politics. Fresh from university, eager to escape a dead-end job, she launches a career as a writer in a publishing culture dominated by London cliques and still figuring out the impact of the Internet. She navigates the treacherous waters of a world where, even in the liberal and feminist media, transgender identities go unacknowledged, misunderstood or worse. Yet through art, film, music, politics and football, Jacques starts to become the person she had only imagined, and begins the process of transition. Interweaving the personal with the political, her memoir is a powerful exploration of debates that comprise trans politics, issues which promise to redefine our understanding of what it means to be alive. Revealing, honest, humorous, and self-deprecating, Trans includes an epilogue with Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?, in which Jacques and Heti discuss the cruxes of writing and identity. From the Hardcover edition.

Wie sollten wir sein?

Ein Roman aus dem Leben

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Author: Sheila Heti

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644037116

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Sheila lebt in Toronto: Frisch geschieden und künstlerisch blockiert von der Arbeit an einem feministischen Stück, das sie für ein Theater schreiben soll, steckt sie mitten in der Lebenskrise. Alle anderen scheinen zu wissen, wie das geht: authentisch leben. Nur sie weiß es nicht, hat sie doch das meiste von Männern gelernt, die ihr etwas beibringen wollten. Also beginnt sie, Gespräche mit ihrer besten Freundin auf Band aufzuzeichnen, und macht sie damit zu einem Untersuchungsobjekt ihrer philosophischen Neugier. Und nicht nur sie, sondern auch ihren dominanten neuen Lover Israel. Aber wo bleibt dabei sie selbst? Und was ist das überhaupt, ein authentisches Leben? Oder dessen Sinn? In den USA bekam Sheila Hetis formal wagemutiger Roman, der teils Seelenreise, teils literarisches Künstlerporträt, teils Bekenntnis ist, begeisterte Kritiken. Ein Muss für jeden, der in einer Zeit manischer Jugendlichkeit nach dem sucht, was man altmodisch Charakter nennt.

Zusammen werden wir leuchten

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Author: Lisa Williamson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733601092

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Eine Geschichte über Freundschaft und Vertrauen – leichtfüßig, humorvoll und herzerwärmend Es ist Davids vierzehnter Geburtstag und als er die Kerzen ausbläst, ist sein sehnlichster Wunsch ... ein Mädchen zu sein. Das seinen Eltern zu beichten, steht auf seiner To-do-Liste für den Sommer – gaaaanz unten. Bisher wissen nur seine Freunde Essie und Felix Bescheid, die bedingungslos zu ihm halten und mit denen er jede Peinlichkeit weglachen kann. Aber wird David jemals als Mädchen leben können? Und warum fasziniert ihn der geheimnisvolle Neue in der Schule so sehr? Mutig, wichtig und mit Witz erzählt – ein Buch wie ein Leuchtfeuer! »Eine Geschichte, die man in einem Rutsch liest, und die noch lange in einem nachklingt.« The Bookseller

Believe Me

Mein Leben zwischen Liebe, Tod und Jazzhühnern

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Author: Eddie Izzard

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715815

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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»Eddie Izzard ist der Jedi unter den Stand-Up-Comedians. Inspirierend, surreal, universal, visionär.« Michael Mittermeier Er liebt High Heels und lackierte Fingernägel. Er lief 27 Marathons an 27 Tagen, um an die Inhaftierung Mandelas zu erinnern. Er gilt als witzigster Mann Großbritanniens und trifft auch weltweit den Lachnerv — mit Gags über Hitler, Hunde, Darth Vader in der Todesstern-Kantine und Fische, die mit Fischen reden. Eddie Izzard, Humorgenie und Cross-Dresser, erzählt sein bewegtes Leben. In seiner Autobiographie »Believe Me« schildert der Entertainer lakonische, ergreifende und schreiend komische Episoden aus seinem Leben: von einer verlustreichen Kindheit, vom Entdecken einer komplizierten Sexualität, von ersten Comedy-Versuchen auf den Straßen Londons — und von seinem Plan, die Briten eines Tages zurück in die EU zu führen.

Becoming Him

A Trans Memoir of Triumph

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Author: Landa Mabenge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781928420224

Category: Female-to-male transsexuals

Page: 208

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In April 1981, Landa Mabenge enters this world, trapped in a girl's body. From an early age, Landa is aware that he does not relate to his female form, despite being socialised as a girl. In this groundbreaking and brutally honest memoir, Landa Mabenge establishes himself as a resounding and inspirational voice for anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms. In mesmerising detail, Becoming Him lays bare Landa's tortured world, growing up trapped in the wrong body, while unflinchingly tracing his transition from female to male. His childhood in Umtata is brutally shattered, when at age 11 an angry woman and her zombie-like husband unexpectedly arrive to force him to accompany them to Port Elizabeth. Life in PE with "The Parents" soon morphs into a Dickensian nightmare. Landa is subjected to horrific physical, emotional and psychological abuse as he descends into a world of isolation and shame. He recalls his prison of powerlessness: "I count the years I will have to remain a slave. There are seven before my redemption: 7 x 365 = 2555 days. Today is nearly at an end. By the end of tomorrow there will be 2554. By the end of the week, 2548. And so I will myself on. Eventually the day will come when I will be free." At 18 Landa is finally able to escape PE to study at UCT, where he tries to embrace life as a butch lesbian, but he remains tortured by his female body. After a close-to-death break down, Landa finally finds strength to embark on an arduous four-year-long journey to physically and legally become "him," relentlessly researching what it will entail to embark on gender alignment. In 2014, Landa makes history by becoming the first known transgender man in South Africa to successfully motivate a medical aid to pay for his surgeries through the Groote Schuur Transgender Clinic. Both heartbreaking and uplifting, Becoming Him is a unique story of torture and triumph, bravely opening the lid on cultural shame and abuse against those who choose a path less travelled. In 2017 Landa was selected out of over 60,000 African applicants for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Today Landa lives a transformed and happy life as a transgender educationalist and consultant.

Not Just a Tomboy

A Trans Masculine Memoir

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Author: Caspar Baldwin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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This is the story of one trans man's exploration of gender identity, set against changing cultural attitudes from the 90s to the present day. Caspar Baldwin grew up in a time when being trans was not widely accepted by society, and though progress has been made since then, trans men are still underrepresented and misunderstood. Grappling with the messy realities of gender expectations while giving a stark and moving account of his own experiences, Baldwin grants a nuanced understanding of what it's like to be a trans boy or man. With its unflinching portrayal of the vulnerability, confusion, dysphoria, empowerment, peace and joy that are all part of the transition process, this provides an invaluable support for trans men and is a memoir that breaks the mould.

Rethinking Normal

A Memoir in Transition

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Author: Katie Rain Hill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481418254

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 6624

In her unique, generous, and affecting voice, nineteen-year-old Katie Rain Hill shares her personal journey of undergoing gender reassignment. Now with a reading group guide! Katie Rain Hill realized very young that a serious mistake had been made; she was a girl who had been born in the body of a boy. Suffocating under her peers’ bullying and the mounting pressure to be “normal,” Katie tried to take her life at the age of eight years old. After several other failed attempts, she finally understood that “Katie”—the girl trapped within her—was determined to live. In this first-person account, Katie reflects on her pain-filled childhood and the events leading up to the life-changing decision to undergo gender reassignment as a teenager. She reveals the unique challenges she faced while unlearning how to be a boy and shares what it was like to navigate the dating world—and experience heartbreak for the first time—in a body that matched her gender identity. Told in an unwaveringly honest voice, Rethinking Normal is a coming-of-age story about transcending physical appearances and redefining the parameters of “normalcy” to embody one’s true self.

Haunting Legacies

Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma

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Author: Gabriele Schwab

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526350

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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From mass murder to genocide, slavery to colonial suppression, acts of atrocity have lives that extend far beyond the horrific moment. They engender trauma that echoes for generations, in the experiences of those on both sides of the act. Gabriele Schwab reads these legacies in a number of narratives, primarily through the writing of postwar Germans and the descendents of Holocaust survivors. She connects their work to earlier histories of slavery and colonialism and to more recent events, such as South African Apartheid, the practice of torture after 9/11, and the "disappearances" that occurred during South American dictatorships. Schwab's texts include memoirs, such as Ruth Kluger's Still Alive and Marguerite Duras's La Douleur; second-generation accounts by the children of Holocaust survivors, such as Georges Perec's W, Art Spiegelman's Maus, and Philippe Grimbert's Secret; and second-generation recollections by Germans, such as W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz, Sabine Reichel's What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, and Ursula Duba's Tales from a Child of the Enemy. She also incorporates her own reminiscences of growing up in postwar Germany, mapping interlaced memories and histories as they interact in psychic life and cultural memory. Schwab concludes with a bracing look at issues of responsibility, reparation, and forgiveness across the victim/perpetrator divide.

Trans Boomer

A Memoir of My Journey from Female to Male

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Author: Lee Jay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781622492688

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

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I am a Baby Boomer who was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. I was raised in a small town and born into a conservative family. I knew from a young age that I was male inside even though I was female on the outside. I grew up during the sixties and reached adulthood in the seventies. This was the era when homosexuality was still considered to be a mental illness and the word transgender did not exist. I came of age during the AIDS epidemic when young men who were infected with the virus were fighting for their lives. This was the era of the conservative Reagan years when survival meant staying in the closet and living a double life. Long before gay marriage was discussed or the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Each generation works to make the world a better place for the next generation. This is the true story of my lifes journey through the time that was my generation. Lee Jay

The Blessed Abyss

Inmate #6582 in Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women

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Author: Nanda Herbermann

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814337686

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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On February 4, 1941, Nanda Herbermann, a German Catholic writer and editor, was arrested by the Gestapo in Münster, Germany. Accused of collaboration with the Catholic movement, Herbermann was deported to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women in July 1941 and later released upon direct orders from Heinrich Himmler on March 19, 1943. Although she was instructed by the Gestapo not to reveal information about the camp, Herbermann soon began to record her memories of her experiences. The Blessed Abyss was originally published in German under the imprint of the Allied occupation forces in 1946, and it now appears in English for the first time. Hester Baer and Elizabeth Baer include an extensive introduction that situates Herbermann's work within current debates about gender and the Holocaust and provides historical and biographical information about Herbermann, Ravensbrück, and the Third Reich.

Sparing the Child

Grief and the Unspeakable in Youth Literature about Nazism and the Holocaust

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Author: Hamida Bosmajian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135720304

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Bosmajian explores children's texts that have either a Holocaust survivor or a former member of the Hitler Youth as a protagonist.

Hundred Days

The End of the Great War

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Author: Nick Lloyd

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141968877

Category: History

Page: 352

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Nick Lloyd's Hundred Days: The End of the Great War explores the brutal, heroic and extraordinary final days of the First World War. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent. The Armistice, which brought the Great War to an end, marked a seminal moment in modern European and World history. Yet the story of how the war ended remains little-known. In this compelling and ground-breaking new study, Nick Lloyd examines the last days of the war and asks the question: how did it end? Beginning at the heralded turning-point on the Marne in July 1918, Hundred Days traces the epic story of the next four months, which included some of the bloodiest battles of the war. Using unpublished archive material from five countries, this new account reveals how the Allies - British, French, American and Commonwealth - managed to beat the German Army, by now crippled by indiscipline and ravaged by influenza, and force her leaders to seek peace. 'This is a powerful and moving book by a rising military historian. Lloyd's depiction of the great battles of July-November provides compelling evidence of the scale of the Allies' victories and the bitter reality of German defeat' Gary Sheffield (Professor of War Studies) 'Lloyd enters the upper tier of Great War historians with this admirable account of the war's final campaign' Publishers Weekly Nick Lloyd is Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies at King's College London, based at the Joint Services Command & Staff College in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. He specialises in British military and imperial history in the era of the Great War and is the author of two books, Loos 1915 (2006), and The Amritsar Massacre: The Untold Story of One Fateful Day (2011).

Memoir on a Trans-Neptunian Planet

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Author: Percival Lowell,Lowell Observatory

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780343418571

Category:

Page: 138

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Out of Africa

Post-Structuralism's Colonial Roots

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Author: Pal Ahluwalia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113516178X

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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At the heart of this book is the argument that the fact that so many post-structuralist French intellectuals have a strong ‘colonial’ connection, usually with Algeria, cannot be a coincidence. The ‘biographical’ fact that so many French intellectuals were born in or otherwise connected with French Algeria has often been noted, but it has never been theorised. Ahluwalia makes a convincing case that post-structuralism in fact has colonial and postcolonial roots. This is an important argument, and one that ‘connects’ two theoretical currents that continue to be of great interest, post-structuralism and postcolonialism. The re-reading of what is now familiar material against the background of de-colonial struggles demonstrates the extent to which it is this new condition that prompted theory to question long-held assumptions inscribed in the European colonial enterprise. The wide-ranging discussion, ranging across authors as different as Foucault, Derrida, Fanon, Althusser, Cixous, Bourdieu and Lyotard, enables the reader to make connections that have remained unnoticed or been neglected. It also brings back into view a history of struggles, both political and theoretical, that has shaped the landscape of critique in the social sciences and humanities. This clear and lucid discussion of important and often difficult thinkers will be widely read and widely debated by students and academics alike.

Brother in Arms

A Transgender Us Navy Sailor's Memoir

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Author: Landon A. Wilson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781632206589

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Honor. Courage. Commitment. These are the core values of the US Navy, a foundation of ethics by which every sailor must stand to be successful. From the time US Navy recruits raise their right hand and take the oath of enlistment, they are told these values are enough to make them respected sailors. But imagine when these values are not enough. Landon Wilson enlisted in the US Navy in 2011 at the age of twenty-one. Wilson served within the military with distinction and was appreciated by his coworkers. However, he joined the military as someone he had never recognized until he began his transition from female to male. Brother in Arms is the recollection of Wilson's firsthand experiences as a transgender individual within the US military, an institution where an estimated fifteen thousand transgender people serve despite a longstanding policy that bans their open service. Having to live his life in a constant balancing act, being forced to choose between serving the country he loves or becoming the person he knows himself to be, Wilson crossed the boundaries. He chose both. In a memoir that takes audiences through the devastating childhood realization that something wasn't quite right to the optimism of enlisting, beginning transition, and being promoted in the same breath he is told his service no longer counts to the US military, Brother in Arms will challenge the foundational values, concluding that there is nothing that takes more honor, nor courage, than to commit to being your own true self.

At the Broken Places

A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces

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Author: Mary Collins,Donald Collins

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807088358

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 194

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In this collaborative memoir, a parent and a transgender son recount wrestling with their differences as Donald Collins undertook medical-treatment options to better align his body with his gender identity. As a parent, Mary Collins didn't agree with her trans son's decision to physically alter his body, although she supported his right to realize himself as a person. Raw and uncensored, each explains her or his emotional mindset at the time: Mary felt she had lost a daughter; Donald activated his "authentic self." Both battled to assert their rights. A powerful memoir and resource, At the Broken Places offers a road map for families in transition.

The Cambridge Companion to the Modern Gothic

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Author: Jerrold E. Hogle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316194353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This Companion explores the many ways in which the Gothic has dispersed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and in particular how it has come to offer a focus for the tensions inherent in modernity. Fourteen essays by world-class experts show how the Gothic in numerous forms - including literature, film, television, and cyberspace - helps audiences both to distance themselves from and to deal with some of the key underlying problems of modern life. Topics discussed include the norms and shifting boundaries of sex and gender, the explosion of different forms of media and technology, the mixture of cultures across the western world, the problem of identity for the modern individual, what people continue to see as evil, and the very nature of modernity. Also including a chronology and guide to further reading, this volume offers a comprehensive account of the importance of Gothic to modern life and thought.

A Time to Keep: a Memoir

A Memoir

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Author: Richard J. J. O’Connor

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469134837

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

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This memoir describes what it was like growing up as the youngest member of a large, boisterous Irish-American family in Massachusetts during the 1940s and 1950s. The author also tells about his experiences as a young naval officer during the Cuban Missile Crisis, his work in international communicable disease control as a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, and later teaching and research involvement at several universities in the development and application of computer-based individualized instruction, and emerging K-12 classroom technologies.

More Than a Memoir

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Author: NELSON J. LEONARD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469114402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 431

View: 2996

In this unusual autobiography you will find the full story of a life spanning much of the twentieth century. Selective reading will disclose How a teacher/scientist may develop The importance of focus and integrity The fascination of doing chemical and biochemical research with students and colleagues The excitement of discovery and of facing new challenges Personal details about family life and friendships Career choices and diversions Plus In the 23 (!) appendices, you will find details concerning Other activities attendant upon a career in science The influence of conferences, symposia, and international scientific connections The coworkers who built the reputation of the author