Entering Transmasculinity (Book)

The Inevitability of Discourse

Entering Transmasculinity is a holistic study of the intersecting and overlapping discourses that shape transgender identities. In the book, Matthew Heinz offers an examination of mediated and experienced transmasculine subjectivities and aims to capture the apparent contradictions that structure transmasculine experience, perception and identification. From the relationship between transmasculinity's emancipatory potential and its simultaneously homogenizing implications, to issues of gender-queerness, sexual minorities, normativity and fatherhood, Entering Transmasculinity the first book to synthesise the disparate areas of academic study into a theory of the transmasculine self and its formation.

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Entering Transmasculinity is a holistic study of the intersecting and overlapping discourses that shape transgender identities. In the book, Matthew Heinz offers an examination of mediated and experienced transmasculine subjectivities and aims to capture the apparent contradictions that structure transmasculine experience, perception and identification. From the relationship between transmasculinity’s emancipatory potential and its simultaneously homogenizing implications, to issues of gender-queerness, sexual minorities, normativity and fatherhood, Entering Transmasculinity is the first book to synthesise the disparate areas of academic study into a theory of the transmasculine self and its formation.

Matthew Heinz is dean of the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences and professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia.

Chapter 1
The Transmasculine Patient
 
Chapter 2
Norming Abnormality
 
Chapter 3
Finding One's (Male) Self
 
Chapter 4
A Man's Man

'This is a good book and makes a timely intervention into the study of trans* identities.' 

Rohit K Dasgupta, University of Southampton

'Entering Transmasculinity will have broad appeal for both scholars and people interested in the complexities of transmasculine identity and transgender lives more generally. Each chapter provides a glimpse into transmasculine discourse and the ways in which the Internet and social media sites provide platforms for transmasculine people. Additionally, Heinz is careful to not present transmasculine people as homogenous: some make sense of their identity through mainstream discourse, while others push back and question the discourses they encounter. There is much to applaud for Heinz’s massive interdisciplinary endeavor—and he is successful in that readers will be left wanting more.'

Thatcher Combs, Men and Masculinities
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