Travesti

Written By Don Kulick
Travesti
  • Publsiher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 12 January 2009
  • ISBN : 9780226461014
  • Pages : 277 pages
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Download or read book entitled Travesti by author: Don Kulick which was release on 12 January 2009 and published by University of Chicago Press with total page 277 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.

Travesti

Travesti
  • Author : Don Kulick
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-12
  • Total pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9780226461014
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Summary : 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, ...

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  • Author : Julieta Vartabedian
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-05-22
  • Total pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9780226461014
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1998-11-15
  • Total pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9780226461014
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Summary : 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, ...

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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-08-30
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  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 381
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  • ISBN : 9780226461014
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-11-27
  • Total pages : 188
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Total pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9780226461014
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Summary : "Becoming travesti : a partial history of ontoformation" explores the discursive production of the figure of travesti, defined broadly as male-assigned technologies of feminization, as it circulates within public discourse in Mexico. In other words, through ontoformation this project highlights the historical and sociopolitical associations that congeal, through repetition, to give ...