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Others of my kind : transatlantic transgender histories

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    "An illuminating look at the transatlantic, transgender community that shaped the history and study of sexuality. From the turn of the twentieth century to the 1950s, a group of transgender people on both sides of the Atlantic created communities that profoundly shaped the history and study of sexuality. By exchanging letters and pictures among themselves they established private networks of affirmation and trust, and by submitting their stories and photographs to medical journals and popular magazines they sought to educate both doctors and the public. Others of My Kind draws on archives in Europe and North America to tell the story of this remarkable transatlantic transgender community. This book uncovers threads of connection between Germany, the United States, and the Netherlands to discover the people who influenced the work of authorities like Magnus Hirschfeld, Harry Benjamin, and Alfred Kinsey not only with their clinical presentations, but also with their personal relationships. With more than 170 colour and black and white illustrations, including many stunning, previously unpublished photographs, Others of My Kind celebrates the faces, lives, and personal networks of those who drove twentieth-century transgender history."--

    Contents:
    • Introduction / Annette F. Timm, Michael Thomas Taylor, Alex Bakker, and Rainer Herrn
    • Illustration Practices in the First Magazine for Transvestites, Das 3. Geshlect (The Third Sex) / Rainer Herrn
    • Visual Rhetorics of Transgender History / Michael Thomas Taylor
    • "I am so grateful to all you men of medicine:" Trans Cirlces of Knowledge of Intimacy / Annette F. Timm
    • In the Shadows of Society: Trans People in the Netherlands-the 1950s / Alex Bakker
    • Exhibiting Trans History / Michael Thomas Taylor, Annette F. Timm, and Alex Bakker.
    Original Publisher: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, University of Calgary Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 1773851241, 9781773851242, 9781773851259, 1773851233, 9781773851235, 1773851225, 9781773851228
    Collection(s)/Series: Read Alberta Ebooks