Youve Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity

Paperback | August 20, 2009

EditorLaurie J Shrage

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Is sex identity a feature of one's mind or body, and is it a relational or intrinsic property? Who is in the best position to know a person's sex, do we each have a true sex, and is a person's sex an alterable characteristic? When a person's sex assignment changes, has the old selfdisappeared and a new one emerged; or, has only the public presentation of one's self changed? "You've Changed" examines the philosophical questions raised by the phenomenon of sex reassignment, and brings together the essays of scholars known for their work in gender, sexuality, queer, and disability studies, feminist epistemology and science studies, and philosophical accounts of personalidentity. An interdisciplinary contribution to the emerging field of transgender studies, it will be of interest to students and scholars in a number of disciplines.

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Is sex identity a feature of one's mind or body, and is it a relational or intrinsic property? Who is in the best position to know a person's sex, do we each have a true sex, and is a person's sex an alterable characteristic? When a person's sex assignment changes, has the old selfdisappeared and a new one emerged; or, has only the pu...

Laurie J. Shrage is the Director of Women's Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Florida International University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.1 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:August 20, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Laurie Shrage: Introduction1. Chrisine Overall: "Sex/Gender Transitions and Life-Changing Aspirations"2. Georgia Warnke: "Transsexuality, and Contextual Identities"3. Jacob Hale: "Tracing a Ghostly Memory in My Throat: Reflections on Ftm Feminist Voice and Agency" (previously published in Men Doing Feminism, Tom Digby, ed., Routledge 1998)4. Naomi Zack: "Transsexuality and Daseia Y. Cavers-Huff"5. Gayle Salamon: "The Sexual Schema: Transposition and Transgenderism in Phenomenology of Perception"6. Talia Mae Bettcher: "Trans Identities and First Person Authority"7. Kim Q. Hall: "Queer Breasted Experience"8. Cressida Heyes: "Changing Race, Changing Sex: The Ethics Self-Transformation" (previously published in Journal of Social Philosophy, 37:2 (Summer 2006))9. Diana Tietjens Meyers: "Artifice and Authenticity: Gender Technology and Agency in Two Jenny Saville Portraits"10. Laurie Shrage: "Sex and Miscibility"11. Graham Mayeda: "Who Do You Think You Are? When Should the Law Let You Be Who You Want to Be?"Index