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Transvestites are women and men who feel reluctant and even refuse to dress in the clothing of their own sex. For them, the inherent drive to cross-dress is often more powerful than sexual drive itself. This phenomenon has often been confronted with both ignorance and prejudice. Transvestites have been subjected not only to discrimination but also to criminal prosecution for following what, for them, was an inborn inclination. Dr. Hirschfeld created this book to establish a body of knowledge about an often misunderstood topic and to strip away long held prejudices. This classic gender study, first published in Germany in 1910 and newly translated, explores all aspects of transvestism: social, physical and emotional.
Transvestism is a firmly rooted psychological phenomenon and cultural tradition, in spite of religious, legal and social sanctions. Written 80 years ago, this book was and still is the most comprehensive treatise on the subject of transvestism, illustrating that while styles have changed, the enthusiasm of devotees has not.
Part I introduces transvestites with sympathetic, often amusing case histories, defines symptoms, and explains their basic, erotic character.
Part II explores the forceful drive to cross-dress and examines clothing as a form of expression of personality.
Part III addresses the historical, legal, anthropological, and social aspects of transvestism, and includes fascinating chapters on transvestism as it relates to the Bible, law and criminality, and women in the military.
This book conclusively demonstrates that transvestism is a natural extension of the infinite variations of human personality.
VERN L. BULLOUGH was Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York. He was the author, co-author, or editor of over 50 books, contributed chapters or sections to 100 other books, authored over 150 articles in refereed journals, and hundreds of others in a variety of publications. He traveled and lectured in over 35 foreign countries, and in most of the states of the United States. He was a fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, a Laureate in the International Academy of Humanism, a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and won numerous awards for his research and writing including the Alfred Kinsey award, and the John Money award. He received an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York. Among other things he served on the advisory board for the Los Angeles County Board of Adoptions, and was the proud parent of both natural and adopted children.
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Descripción Prometheus Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110879756659