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Gender outlaw : on men, women, and the rest of us / Kate Bornstein.

By: Bornstein, Kate, 1948-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Routledge, 1994Description: 245 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0415908973; 9780415908979; 0415908981; 9780415908986.Contained works: Bornstein, Kate, 1948- Hidden, a gender.Subject(s): Bornstein, Kate, 1948- -- Psychology | Transsexuals -- Identity | Gender identity | Sex change | Sex (Psychology) | Lesbians | Sex rolesDDC classification: 305.3 Other classification: 71.25 | MS 3150 | MS 3200
Contents:
First things first -- Transgender style : some fashion tips -- Sorting seeds -- hard part -- Interlude : Nuts and bolts -- Naming all the parts -- Interlude : lesbian thing -- Abandon your tedious search! The rulebook has been found! -- Claiming power -- Which outlaws? or, Who was that masked man? -- Gender terror, gender rage -- Send in the clowns -- First you die, and then you get their attention -- gender interrogatory -- first question, or, They have those funny, staring eyes -- other questions -- Creating a third space -- Transsexual lesbian playwright tells all! -- Queer life/queer theater -- Hidden : a gender, a play in two acts -- Hidden : a gender -- punchline -- seven year itch (what goes around, comes around) -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography.
Summary: Part coming-of-age story, part mind-altering manifesto on gender and sexuality, coming directly to you from the life experiences of a transsexual woman, Gender Outlaw breaks all the rules and leaves the reader forever changed.26 black-and-white illustrations.
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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HQ77.9 .B67 1994 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001908284

Includes the text of the play, Hidden: a gender.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-245).

pt. 1. First things first -- 1. Transgender style : some fashion tips -- pt. 2. Sorting seeds -- 2. The hard part -- 3. Interlude : Nuts and bolts -- 4. Naming all the parts -- 5. Interlude : The lesbian thing -- 6. Abandon your tedious search! The rulebook has been found! -- pt. 3. Claiming power -- 7. Which outlaws? or, Who was that masked man? -- 8. Gender terror, gender rage -- 9. Send in the clowns -- 10. First you die, and then you get their attention -- pt. 4. A gender interrogatory -- 11. The first question, or, They have those funny, staring eyes -- 12. The other questions -- pt. 5. Creating a third space -- 12. Transsexual lesbian playwright tells all! -- 14. Queer life/queer theater -- pt. 6. Hidden : a gender, a play in two acts -- 15. Hidden : a gender -- pt. 7. The punchline -- 16. The seven year itch (what goes around, comes around) -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography.

Part coming-of-age story, part mind-altering manifesto on gender and sexuality, coming directly to you from the life experiences of a transsexual woman, Gender Outlaw breaks all the rules and leaves the reader forever changed.26 black-and-white illustrations.

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Library Journal Review

Bornstein considers herself a gender outlaw because she breaks the laws of nature. A former heterosexual male and now a lesbian woman, Bay Area Reporter writer, and actor who has appeared on talk shows, she has completed the transsexual process, including surgery. As she considers her workplace the theater, about a third of this autobiographical work is devoted to queer theater, including her play, Hidden: A Gender. The black-and-white photos were not seen but are apparently a significant part of this informative and humorous book. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Kate Bornstein is a performance artist, actress and writer. She has appeared on Donahue, CNBC'S Real Personal, and other television talk shows. Her performances have drawn artistic praise from San Francisco to New York. Her most recent performance piece is The Opposite Gender is. . .Neither!.

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