East End Books Ptown welcomes Arlene Stein "Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity for a reading and book signing August 3rd at 4pm.
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UNBOUND by Arlene Stein is a deep sociological portrait of a new generation of transgender men and of how they see themselves and the world, the dangers they continue to face, and the important ways in which they shape our culture.
Ben, Parker, Lucas, and Nadia are four patients of Dr. Charles Garramone who are preparing to receive surgery to masculinize their chests on the same day. In the years that followed, they, along with more than a hundred others across the country, opened up to Arlene Stein, an award-winning professor of gender and sexuality, about how they conceive of their identities and sexuality, how they decided to transition, how they were received by their families and communities, and the joys and challenges they continue to face after transitioning.
In this moving, raw, intimate book about the lives of transgender men, Stein reveals how transgender men as a group, largely invisible in previous decades, today exert a significant impact on business, medicine, and culture, and how they have drastically reshaped how we as a nation conceive of gender, sex, and identity. In so doing, Stein has also created an essential resource on female to male transitioning for parents, educators, friends, and those who question their identities and seek further information.
About the author:
ARLENE STEIN is a professor of sociology at Rutgers University. The author of four books, she received the Simon and Gagnon Award for career contributions to the study of sexualities and the Ruth Benedict Prize. She also serves on the graduate faculty of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. She has written for The Nation, Jacobin, The New Inquiry, Haaretz, and Vice, among other publications. She lives in New Jersey.