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Bibliography to Accompany the Gender Glossary




Bibliography of Works Consulted for our Glossary of Gender-Related Terms and Definitions

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Note: Since "gender" and "sexual identity" are often combined or used interchangeably in fields outside psychology, the list of readings below may feature this combination or usage. We prefer to separate the terms for a variety of reasons (and we use "sexual identity" to refer exclusively to sexual orientation). The works listed below are some of the references that Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (who publishes under "Charlotte Chuck Tate" to have female, trans, and butch lesbian visibility simultaneously), and Jay Ledbetter, M.A., consulted to extract information for their glossary of gender-related terms. Recall, that Tate and Ledbetter's glossary tries to facilitate an understanding of gender identity for psychological science. Consequently, there may be differences between the glossary definitions and the works listed below.

Articles and Books (listed alphabetically by first author's last name):

Bornstein, Kate. (1994). Gender outlaw: On men, women, and the rest of us. New York: Vintage Books.

Bornstein, Kate. (1998). My gender workbook: How to become a real man, a real woman, the real you, or something else entirely. New York: Routledge.

Bornstein, Kate, & Bergman, S. Bear. (2010). Gender outlaw: The next generation. New York: Seal Press.

Burke, Phyllis. (1996). Gender shock: Exploding the myths of male and female. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books.

Butler, Judith. (1990). Gender trouble: Feminism and the subversion of identity. New York: Routledge.

Califia, Pat. (1997). Sex changes: The politics of transgenderism. San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press.

Devor, Holly. (1989). Gender blending: Confronting the limits of duality. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Devor, Holly. (1999). FTM: Female-to-male transsexuals in society. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Factor, Rhonda, & Rothblum, Esther. (2008). Exploring gender identity and community among three groups of transgender individuals in the United States: MTFs, FTMs, and genderqueers. Health Sociology Review, 17, 235-253.

Green, Jamison. (2004). Becoming a visible man. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.

Kuper, Laura E., Nussbaum, Robin, & Mustanski, Brian. (2012). Exploring the diversity of gender and sexual orientation identities in an on-line sample of transgender individuals. Journal of Sex Research, 49(2-3), 244-254.

Nestle, Joan, Howell, Clare, & Wilchins, Riki (Eds.). (2002). Genderqueer: Voices from beyond the sexual binary. Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Books

Queen, Carol, & Schimel, Lawrence, (Eds.) (1997). PoMoSexuals: Challenging assumptions about gender and sexuality. Berkeley, CA: Cleis Press.

Serano, Julia. (2007). Whipping girl: A transsexual woman on sexism and the scapegoating of femininity. New York: Avalon Publishing Group.

Sycamore, Mattilda a.k.a. Matt Bernstein (Ed.). (2006). Nobody passes: Rejecting the rules of gender and conformity. New York: Seal Press.

Tate, Charlotte Chuck. (2012). Considering lesbian identity from a social-psychological perspective: Two different models of “being a lesbian.” Journal of Lesbian Studies, 16, 17-29.

Tate, Charlotte Chuck, Ledbetter, Jay N., & Youssef, Cris P. (2013). A two-question method for assessing gender categories in the social and medical sciences. Journal of Sex Research, 50, 767-776.


Professor Lynn Conway's website:

Professor Aaron H. Devor's web resource "How Many Sexes? How Many Genders? When Two Are Not Enough":


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