Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender

Not only surveys cross dressing and gender impersonation throughout history and in a variety of cultures but examines the medical, biological, psychological, and sociological findings that have been presented in modern scientific literature.

Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender

Vern L. Bullough and Bonnie Bullough

1993 | 400 pages | Cloth $57.00 | Paper $27.50
Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

PART I. CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: CROSS DRESSING IN PERSPECTIVE
—Mythology and History in the Ancient World
—Cross Dressing and Social Status in the Middle Ages
—Playing with Gender: Cross Dressing in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
—Cross Dressing Women and Men
—Challenges to the Hierarchy
—Women and Cross Dressing in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
—Men, Gender Concepts, and Transvestism in the Nineteenth Century

PART II. MODERN PERSPECTIVES: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MEDICAL MODEL
—Drag Queens and Cross Dressing on the Stage
—Transsexualism
—The Emergence of Organized Transvestism and Its Implications
—Current Explanations of Cross Dressing
—What to Do about Cross Dressing