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by Anne Bolin

  • ISBN: 0897890825
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: Anne Bolin
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Praeger (November 30, 1987)
  • Pages: 222 pages
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  • Rating: 4.3
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has produced a carefully crafted, clearly written monograph which scholars of both sexuality and gender can profitably read.

has produced a carefully crafted, clearly written monograph which scholars of both sexuality and gender can profitably read. I would recommend it also for upper-level students in such courses. The book contains many fascinating insights and new findings. -Contemporary Sociology. The literature relating to transsexuals is small, and this study by an anthropologist, based on her observations while hanging out' with members of the Berdache Society, comprises a valuable addition to i. .

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In a book destined to become the standard reference on human sexuality, Bolin and Whelehan provide the first .

In a book destined to become the standard reference on human sexuality, Bolin and Whelehan provide the first ever treatment that includes both the biological aspects and the cultural influences of this basic and much examined part of life. Never before has a book offered such a broad analysis including both anthropological perspectives as well as anatomical and physiological viewpoints. Patricia Whelehan is Professor of Anthropology and the Campus AIDS Education Coordinator at State University of New York at Potsdam.

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Anne Bolin illuminates the array of social, psychological and physical changes experienced by a group of people in the process of changing gender. Format Paperback 222 pages.

Westport, CT: Praeger. There’s more than meets the eye: Facial appearance and evaluations of transsexual people. D’Ascenzo, . Tommasi, . & Laeng, B. (2014). Sex Roles, 62(5-6), 361-373. Kessler, S. & McKenna, W. (1978).

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Coauthors & Alternates.

Perspectives on Human Sexuality. by Anne Bolin, Patricia Whelehan. ISBN 9780791441343 (978-0-7914-4134-3) Softcover, SUNY Press, 1999. Coauthors & Alternates.

Transcending and transgendering: Male-to-female transsexuals, dichotomy and diversity. In Herdt G. (e ., Third Sex Third Gender: Beyond Sexual Dimorphism in Culture and History, Zone Books, New York, pp. 589–596.

An absorbing account of the sociocultural aspects of gender transition. . . . [a] carefully crafted, clearly written monograph which scholars of both sexuality and gender can profitably read.

Contemporary Sociology

A fascinating study, perceptive and well written, an excellent piece of work.

Martin S. Weinberg, Indiana University

Anne Bolin illuminates the array of social, psychological and physical changes experienced by a group of people in the process of changing gender.


Reviews about In Search of Eve: Transsexual Rites of Passage (7):
Jugore
This book is very important as it was the first book to accurately describe Transsexuals, both developmentally, psychosocially, and in the context of family and society. It exploded erroneous stereotypical "theory" promoted by the Psychoanalytic School and Radical Feminism (e.g. Benjiman, Stoller, Money, Green and Raymond) portraying transsexuals in the human context, more the same than different that any other person. While it does describe a small population, it's rich information gathered from an ethnomethodical approach using the tool of participant- observation stands as tall today as when first published in 1988. As a psychotherapist who has worked with more than 200 transgendered people, her research supports my own clinical observation that transsexuals are really no different generally than any other person presenting for treatment. That is to say, the majority fall within normal limits of mental health and show no more personality disturbance than any sample of patients I have worked with over the 30+ years that I have been in practice in a variety of settings from early childhood to gerentological populations and from outpatient treatment to those institutionalized in mental hospitals, forensic units and corrections settings.

Anyone interested in historical research for academic purposes, or to learn they are not alone in the world if they are transsexual should make this a must read.

Micahel G. Tancyus, LCSW, DCSW
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
Ynap
Excellent book! Anne Bolin captures our journeys very well. Not the newest book available, however, it is still very relevant. The information remains helpful, and I found myself remembering going through many of the paths I had to go down, and many experiences I have had.
I recommend this book for anyone who is beginning their journey, and those who have completed their journey. It helps us remember what we have learned, and that there are those who can use our help and guidance. Learn and enjoy from this book my sisters!
Kata
Anne Bolin
In Search of Eve:
Transsexual Rites of Passage

(South Hadley, MA: Bergin & Garvey, 1988) 210 pages
(ISBN: 0897890825; hardcover)
(ISBN: 0897891155; paperback)
(Library of Congress call number: HQ77.9.B65 1988)

Original anthropological research based on two years
of being with 16 male-to-female transsexuals.
Bolin attempts to get beyond the standard transsexual story
that had to be told to doctors in order to be approved for a sex-change.
This sample of transsexuals does not conform to the stereotypes
expected by the early 'explanations' of transsexualism:
close mother-distant father,
being a sissy in childhood, hating one's penis.
Bolin gives considerable attention to the various processes
(social, educational, emotional, hormonal, surgical)
that the transsexuals must undergo
in order to emerge as complete women a few years later
--women's personality, emotional responses,
appearance, voice, hair, nails, walk, interests,
& perhaps marriage to a man and children by adoption.
This is an important document of the transsexual phenomenon
as seen by a participant-observer
who was not driven by any preconceived theory
of the 'causes' of transsexualism.

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Undeyn
The leading feminist ethnographer and sexologist researcher in the US in Transgender Studies made her mark with this groundbreaking text on MTW (MTF) transsexuality. Bolin writes that we need better "rites of passage" for gender transitioning. Ones that are not hyper-psycho-medicalized. Ones that do not make of transwomen diseases and disorders.
Using Victor Turner's "rites of passage" theme throughout her reflexive analyses of transwomen's lives was and still is ground-breaking in Transgender Studies. Bolin is one of the first feminist sexologists who unapologetically succeeds in reframing the defaming sexism of the Janice Raymond-type of insulting, but on point, arguments about the psycho-medical micro-management of transwomen.
This text does not seem to go out of date. It could be offered as a required text in feminist ethnography, sexology, Transgender Studies, gender studies, anthropology, and cultural studies. A thorough reading of Bolin's works that follow is recommended. Transwomen would find this text affirming and a primer for self-discovery.

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