Arlene Stein A Reading her new book UNBOUND, Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity
East End Books Ptown is pleased to join with AMP Gallery for a special reading and book signing by
A Reading her new book UNBOUND, Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity
*This special event will take place at AMP Gallery - 432 Commercial Street.
The book can be preordered avaialable now through East End Books via our website. Copies will be available in store on June 5th. If you can't attend you can still purchase the book and have it signed by the author. Purchase the book through our website. You'll be able to add a message requesting a signed copy.
UNBOUND by Arlene Stein (Pantheon / June 5, 2018 / $27.95) 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.