Skip to content

Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People Paperback - 2000

by Viviane Namaste


From the publisher

Invisible Lives is the first scholarly study of transgendered people-cross-dressers, drag queens and transsexuals-and their everyday lives. Through combined theoretical and empirical study, Viviane K. Namaste argues that transgendered people are not so much produced by medicine or psychiatry as they are erased, or made invisible, in a variety of institutional and cultural settings. Namaste begins her work by analyzing two theoretical perspectives on transgendered people-queer theory and the social sciences-displaying how neither of these has adequately addressed the issues most relevant to sex change: everything from employment to health care to identity papers. Namaste then examines some of the rhetorical and semiotic inscriptions of transgendered figures in culture, including studies of early punk and glam rock subcultures, to illustrate how the effacement of transgendered people is organized in different cultural sites. Invisible Lives concludes with new research on some of the day-to-day concerns of transgendered people, offering case studies in violence, health care, gender identity clinics, and the law.

First line

HASH(0x111390d0)

From the rear cover

Invisible Lives is the first scholarly study of transgendered people-cross-dressers, drag queens, and transsexuals-and their everyday lives. Through combined theoretical and empirical study, Viviane K. Namaste argues that transgendered people are not so much produced by medicine or psychiatry as they are erased, or made invisible, in a variety of institutional and cultural settings. Namaste begins her work by analyzing two theoretical perspectives on transgendered people-queer theory and the social sciences-displaying how neither of these has adequately addressed the issues most relevant to sex change: everything from employment to health care to identity papers. Namaste then examines some of the rhetorical and semiotic inscriptions of transgendered figures in culture, including studies of early punk and glam rock subcultures, to illustrate how the effacement of transgendered people is organized in different cultural sites. Invisible Lives concludes with new research on some of the day-to-day concerns of transgendered people, offering case studies in violence, health care, gender identity clinics, and the law.

Details

  • Title Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People
  • Author Viviane Namaste
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition [ Edition: first
  • Pages 320
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
  • Date 2000-12-15
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780226568102 / 0226568105
  • Weight 1.15 lbs (0.52 kg)
  • Dimensions 9 x 6 x 0.79 in (22.86 x 15.24 x 2.01 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Transgender people - Canada, Transsexuals - Canada
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 00024155
  • Dewey Decimal Code 305.906

Media reviews

Citations

  • Library Journal, 11/01/2000, Page 120

About the author

Viviane K. Namaste has a Ph.D. in semiotics from the Universit du Qubec Montral. She coordinates a community-based transsexual health care project of CACTUS- Montral, and is involved with different advisory committees and research initiatives related to prisons, transsexual health, HIV, prostitution, and harm reduction.
Back to Top

More Copies for Sale

Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People

Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People

by Viviane Namaste

  • New
  • Paperback
Condition
New
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780226568102
ISBN 10
0226568105
Quantity Available
2
Seller
Southport, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$44.61
$12.77 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Paperback / softback. New. Through combined theoretical and empirical study, this work argues that transgendered people are not so much "produced" by medicine or psychiatry as they are "erased", or made invisible, in a variety of institutional and cultural settings.
Item Price
$44.61
$12.77 shipping to USA
Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People

by Viviane Namaste

  • Used
  • good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780226568102
ISBN 10
0226568105
Quantity Available
1
Seller
HOUSTON, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$35.61
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
University Of Chicago Press, 2000-12-15. Paperback. Good.
Item Price
$35.61
FREE shipping to USA
Invisible Lives  The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People

Invisible Lives The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People

by Namaste, Viviane K.

  • New
  • Paperback
Condition
New
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780226568102
ISBN 10
0226568105
Quantity Available
2
Seller
Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$58.27
$12.83 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Univ of Chicago Pr, 2000. Paperback. New. 1st edition. 320 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.75 inches.
Item Price
$58.27
$12.83 shipping to USA
Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People

by Namaste, Viviane

  • New
Condition
New
ISBN 13
9780226568102
ISBN 10
0226568105
Quantity Available
62
Seller
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$55.50
$14.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Univ of Chicago Press. New. Special order direct from the distributor
Item Price
$55.50
$14.99 shipping to USA
Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People

by Namaste, Viviane

  • New
  • Paperback
Condition
New
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780226568102
ISBN 10
0226568105
Quantity Available
1
Seller
San Diego, California, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$91.37
$5.45 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
University of Chicago Press, 2000-12-15. Paperback. New. New. In shrink wrap. Looks like an interesting title!
Item Price
$91.37
$5.45 shipping to USA