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5.0 von 5 Sternen Trans* people have a history too...
I'm a 20-year-old female-to-male transsexual. Five years ago, I didn't even know other people like me existed. Now, thanks to this book, I know people like me have been around as long as human beings from the more ordinary walks of life.
You might think that being transsexual, I'd be pretty open-minded, but I must confess that this book really got me thinking about...
Am 8. Oktober 1997 veröffentlicht

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1.0 von 5 Sternen Fluff, not history
As someone who has researched the original documents and is currently translating one of the Latin copies of the trial transcript, I can only view this book as a farce. It's clear that neither the author nor her readers have bothered to study the documents about Joan of Arc's case (especially the retrial documents drawn up when the case was appealed and examined by the...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Trans* people have a history too..., 8. Oktober 1997
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (Taschenbuch)
I'm a 20-year-old female-to-male transsexual. Five years ago, I didn't even know other people like me existed. Now, thanks to this book, I know people like me have been around as long as human beings from the more ordinary walks of life.
You might think that being transsexual, I'd be pretty open-minded, but I must confess that this book really got me thinking about my own chosen gender and what exactly I want do with my transsexuality. Do I want to blend in with all the genetic XY guys after all, leaving no trace of my 'abnormal' gender? Do I really care if people know I don't have a penis? Must I be 100% male 100% of the time? And what is 'male' anyway?
Leslie presents a very personal history of transgenderism. Hir short autobiography echoes that of the many people who don't fit into the male OR female ONLY roles society has pushed us into over the centuries. Being transgendered, I could really emphasise with hir life story, and that of all the other trans* people who have a part in this book.
I'd recommend this book not only to other trans* people, but anyone who is interested in something else other than the traditional gender roles we are given. This is such a different prism to look at history and gender through. I want to major in History now. ::grin::
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Fluff, not history, 29. November 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (Taschenbuch)
As someone who has researched the original documents and is currently translating one of the Latin copies of the trial transcript, I can only view this book as a farce. It's clear that neither the author nor her readers have bothered to study the documents about Joan of Arc's case (especially the retrial documents drawn up when the case was appealed and examined by the Inquisition in the 1450s). According to the retrial witnesses Pierre Cusquel, Martin Ladvenu, Isambart de la Pierre, and Guillaume Manchon, Joan said that she wore male clothing as the standard "lawful" defense against the attempted rape that she had endured (i.e., the pants worn by men in that era could be fastened securely to the tunic, making it difficult for an attacker to pull them off, whereas a dress offered no such protection whatsoever), and she resumed male clothing after her abjuration because "a great English lord had entered her cell and tried to rape her" (according to Martin Ladvenu). Another witness, Jean Massieu, added that her guards had switched her dress with male clothing in the night, and she finally put on the latter after a long argument with the guards which "went on until noon", according to Massieu. She indicated at many points that she would have rather worn a dress, had it not been for the circumstances she was in. These are the facts behind the matter, based on the medieval documents. Amazon.com carries a number of books by Regine Pernoud which contain extensive excerpts from both trials, presented with respect and scholarly accuracy. Leslie Feinberg's view, on the other hand, is merely another attempt to repeat the dishonest charges made against Joan of Arc by her political enemies.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Feinberg Dusts Off Our Transgendered Past, 19. September 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (Taschenbuch)
Those interested in transgenderism have long been teased by all-too-brief descriptions of its existence in times past. If mentioned at all in previous works, transgendered history has been soft-pedaled into vague meanderings on Native American "two-spirits".
Leslie Feinberg not only provides comprehensive documentation of the roles of transgendered people in ancient societies, but also interprets these traditions and their decline by deconstructing our current views of gender as the result of patriarchy. Feinberg also weaves into the interpretation elements of socialist theory and class oppression.
These theoretical passages are interspersed with personal vignettes from the Feinberg's life which flesh out the explanation. Even if one doesn't fully buy into Feinberg's views, the book takes you on a fabulous journey and forces you to re-examine your beliefs about gender.
Although not scholarly,the book serves the important purpose of contributing one volume that consolidates documentation of many of the instances of transgenderism that previously were splintered throughout the literature.
The book is a quick read, which is both refreshing and disappointing. Perhaps in the near future Feinberg or others will branch off this pioneering work and continue to re-discover the robbed tradition of transgenderism throughout the world.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen More myths...., 24. Juli 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (Taschenbuch)
While Dennis Rodman certainly qualifies as "transgendered", Joan of Arc certainly does not: her own statements (as listed in the record of the trial in 1431 and as quoted by several witnesses at the retrial from 1455-1456) make it clear that she only wore her boyish costume because she was being subjected to attempted rapes and other abuse while in prison, and was constantly in danger of the same while travelling through enemy territory. She wore a dress during the entire rest of her life, and at the trial she begged her judges to allow her to be buried in a dress in the event that she should die from illness while in prison, since she was afraid that they might decide to bury her in her male attire instead (hardly the position that would be taken by a transvestite). Similarly, her armor was not "masculine" in any sense (there's a surviving image of it at St. Denis, and it's quite feminine in appearance, as was the case with the many other suits of armor worn by women during this period: armor was never considered to be a purely masculine form of dress, no more than a bullet-proof vest is today, and noble women wore armor whenever circumstances forced them to take nominal command of their families' armies). None of this is in dispute, and it seems that the author needs to learn a bit more about the 15th century.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A more dialectical approach to transgender liberation, 5. Oktober 1997
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (Taschenbuch)
Amidst all the sound and fury about transgendenderiam and identity politics in contemporary discourse, Feinberg's book is a welcome perspective. With so much emphasis placed on individual actions and consumerism as a mechanism to achieve 'assimilation,' a material analysis of the gender system is desperately needed.
Feinberg's autobiography in the introduction serves as an excellent ideological background to the historical analyses that are to follow. By becoming involved in class struggle [via the Workers World Party], she identified the binary gender system [hence transgender oppression] as superstructure to the material base for women's oppression: industrial capitalism. The subsequent historiographies thus reflect that dominant ideology on gender is inextricably bound to the nature of forms of production.
The book is not without its contradictions, though. Although Feinberg is indeed Marxist in her analysis of history, she lauds transgenderism in itself as a subversive entity. Furthermore, she places 'trans' as a sex variant outside of male and female. This analysis seems reminiscent of the ninteenth century 'third sex' concept for homosexuals. Nonetheless, her many meticulously researched examples demonstrate how polymorphic human expression really can be.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Transgendered Agenda, 21. Mai 2000
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Franz Schein (... Westchester County,NewYork) - Alle meine Rezensionen ansehen
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (Taschenbuch)
Leslie Feinberg has written a well put together synthesis ofinteresting theories, some of which are self-generated. TRANSGENDERWARRIORS tells a story of human history as a tale of androgeny in which all men/women acted in concert and cooperation to solve all of life's problems until the rise of capitalism and patriarchy. When these two "evils" arose, they divided people against themselves by class and gender. Feinberg shows a smattering of knowledge of history but much of her book is feminist and genderist rhetoric. It is also a personal cry of outrage at how many people still treat those who are different and those who lack power. As a work of history it appears to fall short. As a personal statement, as an expression of FEELING of the author's pain and longing for justice it hits the mark. As the webmaster of a transgender website I looked forward to reading the book. I found it interesting more from a human point of view than from a particularistic self-interest group view. The biographical sections of the book were moving. I found Feinberg's "solutions" to the social problems of alternate lifestyle people somewhat sophmoric. END
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Dishonesty, 28. Februar 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (Taschenbuch)
This is a profoundly dishonest book, not only on the subject of Joan of Arc, as seems to have been covered in detail by another review, but also on other topics in which a similar lack of research - and therefore a lack of detailed knowledge - has produced speculation and outright invention. It is another case in which an author gathers a few convenient half-truths and spins them into a story that suits their purpose while ignoring the objective evidence. Unfortunately, such sloppy intellectual habits have become all too common.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Panoramic Sweep on Transgender Issues, 3. April 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (Taschenbuch)
As a committed dialogue-oriented queer theorist and socialist, I value any contributions from new voices in social theory. Leslie Feinberg's book is an exemplary work in this regard, and as a pakeha academic in a postcolonial country myself, I am especially impressed by hir respect for indigenous cultures, sovereignty issues, and gender variation as part of that. I recommend this as an important introductory resource that should be in all queer studies curricula.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen History, 30. August 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (Taschenbuch)
Ref: Reader from USA, 23 July 99: Sorry, haven't read all the books avail on Joan of Arc yet, but so far she put her clothes (male, if you so wish) back on in prison although they offered her a dress - maybe you wanna do a search on Joan of Arc at Amazon - just a suggestion...
Back when I've read this book (three crowns to influence average rating as little as poss - sorry).
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A truly liberated look at trans issues across history/politi, 1. Oktober 1999
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Leslie Feinberg balances the immediate/personal with the historical/community in this (marxist) analysis of trans issues. A remarkable book that is innovative in both its style and analysis of the issues from all angles - sociological/political/cultural/historical.
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