Author : Don Kulick
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release :2009-01-12
Total pages :277
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0226461017

In this dramatic and compelling narrative, anthropologist Don Kulick follows the lives of a group of transgendered prostitutes (called travestis in Portuguese) in the Brazilian city Salvador. Travestis are males who, often beginning at ages as young as ten, adopt female names, clothing styles, hairstyles, and linguistic pronouns. More dramatically, they ingest massive doses of female hormones and inject up to twenty liters of industrial silicone into their bodies to create breasts, wide hips, and large thighs and buttocks. Despite such irreversible physiological changes, virtually no travesti identifies herself as a woman. Moreover, travestis regard any male who does so as mentally disturbed. Kulick analyzes the various ways travestis modify their bodies, explores the motivations that lead them to choose this particular gendered identity, and examines the complex relationships that they maintain with one another, their boyfriends, and their families. Kulick also looks at how travestis earn their living through prostitution and discusses the reasons prostitution, for most travestis, is a positive and affirmative experience. Arguing that transgenderism never occurs in a "natural" or arbitrary form, Kulick shows how it is created in specific social contexts and assumes specific social forms. Furthermore, Kulick suggests that travestis—far from deviating from normative gendered expectations—may in fact distill and perfect the messages that give meaning to gender throughout Brazilian society and possibly throughout much of Latin America. Through Kulick's engaging voice and sharp analysis, this elegantly rendered account is not only a landmark study in its discipline but also a fascinating read for anyone interested in sexuality and gender.

Author : Corinne E. Blackmer,Patricia Juliana Smith
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release :1995-01
Total pages :381
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0231102690

-- Michael and Linda Hutcheon, Cambridge Opera Journal

Author : Julieta Vartabedian
Publisher : Springer
Release :2018-05-22
Total pages :246
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9783319771014

This book sheds new light on the interconnections between identity, gender and geographical displacement. At its centre are Brazilian travesti migrants, assigned as male at birth but later seeking to convey the aesthetic attributes of women by repeatedly performing a minutely-studied type of femininity. Despite the fact that they have been migrating between Brazil and Europe for more than forty years, very little is know about them, especially in the English-speaking world. This work therefore fills a significant lacuna in our understandings of sexualities, bodies and trans issues, whilst rejecting hegemonic terms such as 'transsexual' and 'transgender' in favour of the specificity of the travesti. What it presents is an ethnographical study of their bodily and geographic-spatial migrations, analysing how they become travestis through the gendered modification of their bodies, their involvement in sex work, and the transnational migrations to Europe that many of them make. Examining their lives in both Brazil and Europe, it also analyses how their migrations influence the construction of their subjectivities. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Brazil and Barcelona, this exciting book will appeal to all those interested in gender, sexuality and transgender issues.

Author : Naomi Adele André
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release :2006
Total pages :230
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0253346444

Documents the changes in approaches to gender in opera in the early 19th century.

Author : Paul Scarron
Publisher :
Release :1726
Total pages :360
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : BML:37001101445885

Author : Paul Scarron
Publisher :
Release :1876
Total pages :430
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : STANFORD:36105216935341

Author : Parigot
Publisher :
Release :1823
Total pages :200
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OXFORD:N11047949

Author : Paul Scarron
Publisher :
Release :1858
Total pages :436
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : IBNN:BN000966229

Author : Paul Scarron
Publisher :
Release :1858
Total pages :438
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : ONB:+Z219595206

Author : Marivaux, Pierre de
Publisher : Arvensa editions
Release :2014-02-18
Total pages :900
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9782368413470

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