Don Kulick Find more information about: Don Kulick. Following the lives of a group of transgendered prostitutes in Salvador, this text analyzes the ways that they modify their bodies, explores their motivations, examines their complex relationships and discovers how prostitution for most travestis is a positive and affirmative experience.
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Because of the health dangers, the risks of failure e. May 19, Alexa Whitehead rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: anyone interested in gender. Travestis are males who, often beginning at ages as young as ten, adopt female names, clothing styles, hairstyles, and linguistic pronouns.
Dense read, but worth it. His fieldwork seems to be lacking in diversity. Toggle navigation Menu. It's a short read and Kulick's writing style is easy to follow. Also examining how they earn their living through prostitution and discussing the reasons that prostitution for most travestis is a positive and affirmative experience.
Travesti subjectivity thus emerged out of the interplay of sex, gender, and sexuality within their space.
HathiTrust Digital Library. Arguing that transgenderism never occurs in a "natural" or arbitrary form, Kulick shows how it is created in specific social contexts and assumes specific social forms. Contact About Privacy. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or.
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