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Overview of literature in the field of

transgender and intersex

published between 1970 and 2010

composed by Michelle Kusz

within the framework of an internship at Aletta, institute for women’s history

June 21-July 28 2010

Amsterdam, August 2010

Acar, Feride & Gunes-Ayata, Ayse (Aletta)

2000 Gender and Identity Construction: Women of Central Asia, the Caucasus,
and Turkey. Leiden: Brill

Amado, Liz Ercevik

2003 Sexual and Bodily Rights as Human Rights in the Middle East and North
Africa: A
Workshop Report. Women for Women’s Rights (WWHR)- NEW WAYS &
Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies. Retrieved on July 6 2010 from

Amnesty International (Aletta)

2005 Stonewalled: Police Abuse and Misconduct Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender People in the U.S. New York: Amnesty International USA

Aragon, Angela
2006 Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional and
Queer. New York: Haworth Press

Australian Human Rights Commission

2009 Sex Files: The Legal Recognition of Sex in Documents and Government
Concluding Paper of the Sex and Gender Diversity Project. Australian Human
Commission. Retrieved on July 7 2010 from

Australian Human Rights Commission

2009b Surgery on Intersex Infants and Human Rights. Australian Human Rights
Retrieved on July 7 2010 from

Backett-Milburn, Kathryn & McKie, Linda (Aletta)

2001 Constructing Gendered Bodies. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave

Bailey, Michael (Aletta)

2003 The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and
Transsexualism. Washington: Joseph Henry Press, National Academy Press

Ben-Asher, Noa (Aletta)

2006 The Necessity of Sex Change: a struggle for intersex and transsex liberties.
Journal of Law & Gender; jarrgang: 29: (2006), p. 51-99. Retrieved on July 6 2010
from http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlg/vol291/ben-asher.pdf

Blackwood, Evelyn & Wieringa, Saskia (Aletta)

1999 Female Desires: Same-Sex Relations and Transgender Practices Across
Cultures. New York: Columbia University Press

Blackwood, Evelyn
2005 Gender Transgression in Colonial and Postcolonial Indonesia. In The Journal
of Asian
Studies 64, no. 4, pp 849-879

Brettell, Caroline & Sargent, Carolyn (Aletta)

2008 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall

Brisson, Luc & Lloyd, Janet (Aletta)

2002 Sexual Ambivalence: Androgyny and Hermaphroditism in Graeco-Roman
Antiquity. Berkeley: University of California Press

Bristow, Joseph (Aletta)
1997 Sexuality. London: Routledge

Butler, Judith (Aletta)

2004 Undoing Gender. New York: Routledge

Butler, Judith (Aletta)

2008 Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York:

Califia, Pat (Aletta)

1997 Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism. San Francisco: Cleis Press

Chueng, Pui Kei Eleanor

2006 Transsexuals and Other Gender Variant People in Hong Kong: An Exploration
of the Spectrum of Their Gender Identity Formation and Transformation. Retrieved
on June 29 2010 from http://www.gender-studies.leeds.ac.uk/research/e-

Connell, Catherine
2010 Doing, Undoing, or Redoing Gender?: Learning From the Workplace
Experiences of Transpeople. Gender & Society, Vol. 24 No. 1 February, pp. 31-55.
Retrieved on July 12 2010 from

Connell, Raewyn (Aletta)

2009 Gender: In World Perspective. Cambridge: Polity Press

Cowen, Sharon (Aletta)

2005 “Gender is No Substitute for Sex”: A Comparative Human Rights Analysis of
the Legal Regulation of Sexual Identity. Feminist Legal Studies. Vol. 13, No. 1

Cromwell, Jason (Aletta)

1999 Transmen & MTFs: Identities, Bodies, Genders, and Sexuality. Urbana:
Illinois Press

Currah, Paisley; Juang, Richard; & Price Minter, Shannon (Aletta)

2006 Transgender Rights. University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis

Dang, Alain & Vianney Cabrini (Aletta)

2007 Living in the Margins: A National Survey of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. New York: National Gay and
Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute

Darke, Julie & Cope, Allison (Aletta)

2002 Trans Inclusion Policy Manual For Women’s Organizations. Vancouver:
Women/Trans Dialogue Planning Committee and the Trans Alliance Society

Dekker, Rudolf & Lotte, van de Pol

1989 The Tradition of Female Transvestism in Early Modern Europe. London: The
Macmillan Press

DeLamater, J. & Hyde, J.

1998 Essentialism vs. Social Constructionism in the Study of Human Sexuality. In
The Journal of Sex Research. Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 10-18

Department of Human Services
2009 Expert Advisory Group To Review Treatment of Children Born with Intersex
Conditions: Discussion Paper. Ministerial Advisory Committee: Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Health and Wellbeing. Retrieved on July 7 2010
from http://www.health.vic.gov.au/glbtimac/resources.htm#transgender

de Ras, Marion & Grace, Victoria

1997 Bodily Boundaries, Sexualized Genders & Medical Discourses. The Dunmore

Devor, Holly (Aletta)

1989 Gender Blending: Confronting the Limits of Duality. Bloomington: Indiana
University Press

Devor, Holly
1997 FTM: Female-To-Male Transsexuals in Society. Bloomington: Indiana
University Press

Diamond, Morty (Aletta)

2004 From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond. San
Francisco: Manic D Press

Disch, Estelle (Aletta)

2003 Reconstructing Gender: A Multicultural Anthology. New York: McGraw-Hill

Dreger, Alice (Aletta)

2000 Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex. Cambridge: Harvard
University Press

Dreger, Alice
1998 Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex. London: Harvard
University Press

Dreger, Alice & Herndon, April

2009 Progress and Politics in the Intersex Rights Movement: Feminist Theory in
Action. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Duke University Press. Vol. 15,
No. 2, pp. 199-224

Dubel, Ireen & Hielkema, Andre (Aletta)

2010 Urgency Required: Gay and Lesbian Rights are Human Rights. Den Haag:

Dvorsky, George & Hughes, James

2008 Postgenderism: Beyond the Gender Binary. Retrieved on June 29 2010 from

Eckert, Christina
2010 Intervening in Intersexualization: The Clinic and the Colony. Thesis

Ekins, Richard & King, David (Aletta)

1996 Blending Genders: Social Aspects of Cross-Dressing and Sex-Changing.
London: Routledge

Elledge, Jim (Aletta)

2002 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Myths From the Arapaho to the
Zuni: An Anthology. New York: Peter Lang

Fausto-Sterling, Anne

1993 The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female Are Not Enough. The Sciences,
March/April, pp 20-24. Retrieved on July 5 2010 from

Fausto-Sterling, Anne
2000 Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality. New
York: Basic Books

Feder, Ellen
2009 Imperatives of Normality: From “Intersex” to “Disorders of Sex
Development”. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Duke University Press.
Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 225-247

Fishbayn, Lisa
2007 Not Quite One Gender or the Other: Marriage Law and the Containment of
Gender Trouble In the United Kingdom. Journal of Gender, Social Policy and The
Law. Vol. 15:3. Retrieved on June 29 2010 from

Foucault, Michel
1978 The History of Sexuality: Vol. 1 An Introduction. New York: Vintage Books

Gayatri, Reddy (Aletta)

2005 With Respect to Sex: Negotiating Hijra Identity in South India. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press

Girshick, , Lori & Green, Jamison (Aletta)

2008 Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men. Hanover: University Press of
New England

Graham, Sharyn
2004 Hunters, Wedding Mothers, and Androgynous Priests: Conceptualising
Gender among Bugis in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Thesis: University of Western

Grant, D.B
1996 Abnormal Sexual Differentiation: Management Outcome. Frontiers in
Endocrinology, Vol. 20, pp 173-180

Green, Jamison
2004 Becoming a Visible Man: Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press

Griggs, Claudine (Aletta)

2003 S/he: Changing Sex and Changing Clothes. Oxford: Berg Publishers

Halberstam, Judith
1998 Female Masculinity. London: Duke University Press

Halley, Janet
2010 A Tribute from Legal Studies to Eve Kosofsky Sedwick. Retrieved on June 29
2010 from

Hammarberg, Thomas (Aletta)

2009 Human Rights and Gender Identity: Issue Paper. Strasbourg: Council of

Hausman, Bernice (Aletta)

1995 Changing Sex: Transsexualism, Technology, and the Idea of Gender.
Durham: Duke University Press

Herdt, Gilbert (Aletta)

1994 Third Sex, Third Gender: Beyond Sexual Dimorphism in Culture and History.
New York: Zone Books

Hines, Melissa; Golombok, Susan; Rust, John; Johnston, Katie; Golding; Jean
2002 Testosterone During Pregnancy and Gender Role Behavior of Preschool
Children: A Longitudinal, Population Study. Child Development,
November/December, Vol. 73, No. 6, pp 1678-1687

Hines, Melissa
2006 Prenatal Testosterone and Gender-Related Behaviour. European Journal of
Endocrinology, 155 S115-S121. Online Version: www.eje-online.org

Hines, Sally & Sanger, Tam (Aletta)

2010 Transgender Identities: Towards a Social Analysis of Gender Diversity. New
York: Routledge

Hodson, Loveday (Aletta)

2007 Different Families Same Rights?: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Families Under International Human Rights Law. The European Region of the
International Lesbian and Gay Association

Holmes, Morgan
2002 Rethinking the Meaning and Management of Intersexuality. Sexualities. Vol.
5, No. 2, pp. 159-180

Holmes, Morgan (Aletta)

2009 Critical Intersex. Burlington: Ashgate

Hughes, Ieuan
2008 Disorders of Sex Development: A New Definition and Classification. Best
Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 119-

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

2007 Stories of Discrimination Experienced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender and Intersex Community. Retrieved on July 7 2010 from

Hunter, N.; Joslin, C. & McGowan, S. (Aletta)

2004 The Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgender People: The
Guide. Fourth Edition. New York: New York University Press

Ilkkaracan, Pinar. & Jolly, Susie

2007 Gender and Sexuality: An Overview Report. Institute of Development
Studies. Retrieved on July 6 2010 from http://sexualitystudies.net/files/gender

Jackson, Peter & Gerard, Sullivan

1999 Lady Boys, Tom Boys, Rent Boys: Male and Female Homosexualities in
Contemporary Thailand. New York: Hawthorn Press

Jacobs, Sue-Ellen; Thomas, Wesley & Lang, Sabine

1997 Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and
Spirituality. Illinois: Library of Congress

Karasic, Dan & Drescher, Jack (Aletta)
2006 Sexual and Gender Diagnosis of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM):
A Reevaluation. New York: Haworth Press

Karkazis, Katrina
2008 Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience. London: Duke
University Press

Karunaratne, R.; Paul, E.; Flamer-Caldera, R.; Coomaraswamy, R.

2005 Human, Right? Colombo: Equal Ground

Kelterborn, Mary (Aletta)

2001 The Medicalization of Gender: How the Medical Discourse of Transsexuality
and Intersexuality in the Netherlands Contributes to the Third Space. Amsterdam:

Kessler, Suzanne(Aletta)
1998 Lessons From the Intersex. Rutgers University Press

Kessler, Suzanne
1990 The Medical Construction of Gender: Case Management of Intersexed
Infants. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press

Lang, Sabine (Aletta)

1998 Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender in Native American
Cultures. Austin: University of Texas Press

Laqueur, Thomas
1990 Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. Cambridge:
Harvard University Press

Long, Kathleen (Aletta)

2006 Hermaphrodites in Renaissance Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate

McDonald, Myfanwy (Aletta)

2005 Telling the Story of Gender Transition: The Case of Alan Finch. Outskirts:
Feminisms Along the Edge. Vol. 13 [z.p.]

Meyerowitz, Joanne (Aletta)

2004 How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States. London
Harvard University Press

Misra, G. & Chandiramani, R. (Aletta)

2005 Sexuality, Gender and Rights: Exploring Theory and Practice in South and
Southeast Asia. New Delhi: Sage

Mitamura, Taisuke
1970 Chinese Eunuchs: The Structure of Intimate Politics. Boston: Tuttle

Monro, Surya
2005 Beyond Male and Female: Poststructuralism and the Spectrum of Gender.
International Journal of Transgenderism. Volume 8 Number 1. Retrieved on June 29
2010 from http://www.whog.eu/tg/files/J485.pdf#page=18

Monro, Surya (Aletta)

2005b Gender Politics: Citizenship, Activism and Sexual Diversity. London: Pluto

Namaste, Viviane (Alleta)
2000 Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Nanda, Serena
1990 Neither Man Nor Woman: The Hijra’s of India. California: Wadsworth

Nichols, Andrea
2010 Dance Ponnaya, Dance! Police Abuses Against Transgender Sex Workers in
Sri Lanka. Feminist Criminology. 5 (2) 195-222. Published by Sage. Retrieved on
July 13 2010 from

O’flaherty, Michael & Fisher, John

2008 Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and International Human Rights Law:
Contextualising the
Yogyakarta Principles. Retrieved on June 29 2010 from

Oram, Alison
2007 Her Husband Was a Woman!: Women’s Gender-Crossing in Modern British
Popular Culture. New York: Routledge

Pande, Alka
2004 Ardhanarishvara: The Androgyne Probing the Gender Within. New Delhi:
Rupa and Co
Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties (Aletta)
2003 Human Rights Violations Against the Transgender Community. Published By:

Pattanaik, Devdutt (Aletta)

2002 The Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales from Hindu Lore. New
York: Herrington Park Press

Peletz, Michael
2009 Gender Pluralism: Southeast Asia Since Early Modern Times. New York:

Philippopoulos-Mihalopaulos, Andreas (Aletta)

2006 Before Identity, Gender and Human Rights. Feminist Legal Studies. Vol. 14,
No. 3, pp. 271-291

Pratt, Minnie (Aletta)

2005 S/he. Los Angeles: Alyson Publications

Preves, Sharon
2002 Sexing the Intersexed: An Analysis of Sociocultural Responses to
Intersexuality. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Vol. 27, No. 2

Prokhovnik, Raia (Aletta)

2002 Rational Women: A Feminist Critique of Dichotomy. Manchester: Manchester
University Press

Ramet, Sabrina Petra

1996 Gender Reversals & Gender Cultures: Anthropological and Historical
Perspectives. London: Routledge

Reis, Elizabeth

2007 Divergence or Disorder?:The Politics of Naming Intersex. Perspectives in
Biology and Medicine. Vol. 50, Number 4, pp. 535-543

Reinfelder, Monika
1996 Amazon to Zami: Towards A Global Lesbian Feminism. London: Wellington

Roberts, Jennifer (Aletta)

2005 Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader. Malden:
Blackwell Publishing

Roen, Katrina
2001 Transgender Theory and Embodiment: The Risk of Racial Marginalisation.
Journal of Gender Studies. Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 253-263

Roscoe, Will
1992 Zuni Man-Woman. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press

Roscoe, Will
1998 Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America. New
York: First St. Martin’s Griffin

Roughgarden, Joan (Aletta)

2004 Evolutions Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People.
London: University of California Press

Salemink, Oscar
2008 Embodying the Nation: Mediumship, Ritual, and the National Imagination.
Journal of Vietnamese Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp 261-290

Schober, Justine
1999 Quality-of-Life Studies in Patients with Ambiguous Genitalia. World J Urol, 17,
pp 249-252

Scholinski, Daphne (Aletta)

1998 The Last Time I Wore a Dress. New York: Riverhead Books

Sharpe, Andrew
2002 Transgender Jurisprudence: Dysphoric Bodies of Law. Great Britain:
Cavendish Publishing

Shaw, A. & Ardener, S. (Aletta)

2005 Changing Sex and Bending Gender. New York: Berghahn Books

Somjee, Geeta (Aletta)

1989 Narrowing the Gender Gap. Oxford: Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on

Stamos, David (Aletta)

2008 Evolution and the Big Questions: Sex, Race, Religion, and Other. Malden,
MA: Blackwell Publishing

Stryker, Susan & Whittle, Stephen (Aletta)

2006 The Transgender Studies Reader. New York: Routledge

Suthrell, Charlotte (Aletta)

2004 Unzipping Gender: Sex, Cross-Dressing and Culture. Oxford: Berg Publishers

Taylor, Jami Kathleen
2007 Transgender Identities and Public Policy in the United States: The Relevance
for Public
Administration. Retrieved on June 29 2010 from

Transgender Law Center

2008 The State of Transgender California Report: Results from the 2008 California
Transgender Economic Health Survey. Retrieved on July 6 2010 from

Totman, Richard
2001 The Third Sex: Kathoey: Thailand’s Ladyboys. London: Souvenir Press

van de Beek, Cornelieke; van Goozen, Stephanie; Buitelaar, Jan; Cohen-Kettenis, Peggy
2007 Prenatal Sex Hormones (Maternal and Amniotic Fluid ) and Gender-Related
Play Behavior in 13-month-old Infants. Springer Science Media, LLC

Volcano, Del Lagrace & Halberstam, Judith “Jack”

1998 The Drag King Book. London: Serpent’s Tail

Werther, Ralph & Herring Scott (Aletta)

2008 Autobiography of an Androgyne. Piscataway: Rutgers University Press

Whittle, Stephen (Aletta)

2000 The Transgender Debate: The Crisis Surrounding Gender Identity. Reading:
South Street Press

Whittle, S.; Turner, L.; Al-Alami, M. (Aletta)

2007 Engendered Penalties: Transgender and Transsexual People’s Experiences
of Inequality and Discrimination. London: The Equalities Review

Whittle, S. & Turner, L. & Combs, R. & Rhodes, S. (Aletta)

2008 Transgender EuroStudy: Legal Survey and Focus on the Transgender
Experience of Health Care. Edition: Brussel; Berlin; : , 2008. -83p.ill. Retrieved on
July 5 2010 from

Wieringa, Saskia
2008 Gender Variance in Asia; Discursive Contestations and Legal Implications.
First presented at a public lecture at the University of Rio de Janeiro, 23
September 2008 and at the Intersex Conference, Diponegoro University,
Semarang, 17-19 October 2008

Wieringa, Saskia
2010 Emerging Sexualities in Asia. Forthcoming In The Journal for Gender,
Technology and Development, Autumn 2010

Wilchins, Riki (Aletta)

2004 Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An instant Primer. Los Angeles: Alyson Books

Wolfson, Elliot (Aletta)

1995 Circle in the Square: Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism.
Albany: State University of New York Press

Young, Antonia (Aletta)
2000 Women Who Become Men: Albanian Sworn Virgins. Oxford: Berg

Zucker, Kenneth
1999 Intersexuality and Gender Identity Differentiation. Annual Review of Sex
Research, Vol. 10, pp 1-69

Zucker, Kenneth
2005 Measurement of Psychosexual Differentiation. Archives of Sexual Behavior,
Vol. 34, No. 4, pp 375-388

Zuhur, Sherifa
2005 Gender, Sexuality and the Criminal Laws in the Middle East and North Africa:
A Comparative Study. Published by Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR)-
NEW WAYS in Istanbul, Turkey . Retrieved on July 6 2010 from