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Transgender On Screen

Authors: Phillips, J.

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This is an exploration of the cultural representations of transvestism and transsexuality in modern screen media against a historical background. Focussing on a dozen mainstream films and on shemale Internet pornography, this fascinating study demonstrates the interdependency of our perceptions of transgender and its culturally constructed images.

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JOHN PHILLIPS is Professor of French Literature and Culture at London Metropolitan University, UK. He is the author of three books on the Marquis de Sade and two books on twentieth-century French literature. In addition, he has translated two novels, a book of essays on Gilles de Rais and a collection of Sade's letters and diaries.

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'John Phillips offers progressive views on the complex phenomenon of transgender as represented in popular culture from mainstream cinema to the Internet. Supported with up-to-date thinking tools, the study concludes on the potential impact of transgender on the reshaping of desire. Truly an eye opener on the subject.' - Gaëtan Brulotte, Distinguished University Professor, University of South Florida, USA

'As Phillips rightly asserts in this study, the considerable cinematic and cultural exposure of transgender in recent years is largely unmatched by serious scholarly criticism of these representations and discourses. This highly readable and lucid book; wide-ranging in its coverage and eclectic in its theoretical approach; constitutes a significant step towards redressing the balance. Phillips's work offers a timely and essential contribution to the fields of interdisciplinary sexuality studies and film criticism.' - Dr. Lisa Downing, Reader in French Discourses of Sexuality, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

'In this fascinating exploration, John Phillips proves that transgender is central to understanding contemporary problems with sexuality and gender. By using cultural theory to examine visual staples from cinema and the Internet, Phillips has created a remarkably clear and to the point work. Phillips's incisive examination illuminates the politics behind transgender and points toward ways that we can escape from binary fixity, anxiety, and guilt. He teaches that learning to come to terms with the laughter and revulsion that transgender inspires means coming to terms with the modern age.' - Dr. Lisa Z. Sigel, DePaul University, USA

'This is a book that needed to be written. John Phillips has found a topic that is both original and important and combines breadth with a clear focus. It should therefore appeal to a wide audience without diminishing or trivialising the potential subversiveness of its material it will make a valuable contribution not only to gender and representation but also to social and cultural studies.' - Owen Heathcote, Bradford University, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transgender On Screen
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59633-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230596337
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1242-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1243-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 196
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