Male Femaling: A Grounded Theory Approach to Cross-dressing and Sex-changing

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Psychology Press, 1997 - 185 páginas
The glamour of transvestite fashion is the epitome of 90s style, but the significance of cross-dressing and sex-changing goes much deeper than the annals of fashion. Ekins vividly details the innermost desires and the varied practices of males who wear the clothes of women for the pleasure it gives them (cross-dressers), or who wish to change sex and are actively going about it (sex-changers). This unique and fascinating book transforms an area of study previously dominated by clinical models to look instead at cross-dressing and sex-changing as a highly variable social process. Giving precedence to the processual and ermergent nature of much cross-dressing and sex-changing phenomena, the book traces the phased femaling career path of the 'male femaler' from 'beginning femaling' through to 'consolidating femaling'. Based upon seventeen years of fieldwork, life history work, qualitative analysis, archival work and contact with several thousand cross-dressers and sex-changers, the book meticulously and systematically develops a theory of 'male femaling' which has major ramifications for both the field of 'transvestism' and 'transsexualism', and for the analysis of sex and gender more generally. Male-Femaling provides social and cultural theorists with a lively case study for the generation of new theory. Social psychologists and sociologists interested in seeing grounded theory applied to a particular case study will be well rewarded. It will be essential reading for students of gender studies who seek to explore the interrelations between sex, sexuality and gender from the informants' point of view.
 

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Índice

PROLOGUE
1
Introduction
9
THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FACES OF CROSSDRESSING AND SEXCHANGING
11
Mainly theory
23
A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE FROM THE STANDPOINT OF GROUNDED THEORY
25
THE SOCIAL WORLDS OF CROSSDRESSING AND SEXCHANGING
33
MALE FEMALING MASKED AWARENESS CONTEXTS AND THE METHODOLOGY OF GROUNDED THEORY
47
Mainly practice
59
FANTASYING MALE FEMALING
71
DOING MALE FEMALING
86
CONSTITUTING MALE FEMALING
107
CONSOLIDATING MALE FEMALING
130
CONCLUSION
163
Notes
167
Bibliography
168
Index
177

BEGINNING MALE FEMALING
61

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Richard Ekins is Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at the University of Ulster at Coleraine.

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