Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender by Heyam, Kit
Kit Heyam

Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender -- Kit Heyam

Regular price $30.00 Sale price $21.99
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Only 43 items in stock!
A groundbreaking global history of gender nonconformity 

Today's narratives about trans people tend to feature individuals with stable gender identities that fit neatly into the categories of male or female. Those stories, while important, fail to account for the complex realities of many trans people's lives.

Before We Were Trans illuminates the stories of people across the globe, from antiquity to the present, whose experiences of gender have defied binary categories. Blending historical analysis with sharp cultural criticism, trans historian and activist Kit Heyam offers a new, radically inclusive trans history, chronicling expressions of trans experience that are often overlooked, like gender-nonconforming fashion and wartime stage performance. Before We Were Trans transports us from Renaissance Venice to seventeenth-century Angola, from Edo Japan to early America, and looks to the past to uncover new horizons for possible trans futures. 

Author: Kit Heyam
Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
Published: 09/13/2022
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.30w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9781541603080

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 05/16/2022
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2022