Episode 33: Transgender History (2nd edition)
Book: Transgender History (2nd Edition) by Susan Stryker
Guest: author Susan Stryker
Host: Monica Trinidad
Date: November 13, 2017
Intro: an excerpt from Stryker’s film, Screaming Queens
We’re back with another episode on Transgender History, this time, with the book’s author, Dr. Susan Stryker!
With the 2nd edition just released last week, we thought it was a good time to revisit the book, see what’s changed, and touch on pieces we didn’t get to in Episode 4 with Benji Hart.
Susan Stryker is an American professor, author, filmmaker, and theorist whose work focuses on gender and human sexuality. Transgender History gives an introduction to transgender key terms and concepts, along with an overview of the history of transgenderism, transphobia, trans resistance, and trans liberation from the mid-19th century to the early 2000’s.
- What’s different in the 2nd edition of this book?
- What were trans issues in the 1980s? What did resistance look like?
- What is the pathologization of trans people?
- Why should organizers read this book?