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Thu, Jan. 22nd, 2009, 01:22 pm
choosetoforget: Q about books

 Anyone know of a book about Transgender people that is written for an academic audience or in an academic way? I'm looking for a book which utilizes qualitative methods (interviews, ethnography, direct or covert observation, participant observation, content or historical analysis, etc.) and in which the author discusses their role as a researcher and how it may have effected their research. Right now I am thinking about using Leslie Feinberg's "Transgender Warriors" but it doesn't seem like it would be easy to write a book review on it. Oh I am looking for a book I can write a book review on for a Qualitative Methods class I am in in Grad school. I am in Sociology if that helps too. The book doesn't necessarily have to be a Sociology type book but it does have to be qualitative.  I know this is incredibly specific but it doesn't hurt to ask. Thanks everyone!
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Thu, Jan. 22nd, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
lost_time

You might want to check out:
Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Catagory
by David Valentine

http://www.dukeupress.edu/cgibin/forwardsql/search.cgi?template0=nomatch.htm&template2=books/book_detail_page.htm&user_id=7938&Bmain.item_option=1&Bmain.item=10462

Thu, Jan. 22nd, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
choosetoforget

Thanks this looks awesome! I'm going to get it to check it out but I think it will work well.

Thu, Jan. 22nd, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
lyght

Try Invisible Lives. I can't remember how qualitative it is, but I thought it was fantastic and eye-opening.