Man-Made Woman, Ciara Cremin

Title: Man-Made Woman: The dialectics of crossdressing
Author: Ciara Cremin
Publisher: Pluto Press
Published: 2017
Pages: 211
Format: Paperback

This book was a donation from the publisher.

On July 27th, 2015, Colin Cremin overcame a lifetime of fear and repression and came to work dressed as a woman called Ciara. This book charts her personal journey as a male-to-female cross-dresser in the ever-changing world of gender politics.

Interweaving the personal and the political, through discussions of fetishism, aesthetics and popular culture, Man-Made Woman explores gender, identity and pleasure through the lenses of feminism, Marxism and psychoanalytic theory. Cremin’s anti-moralistic approach dismantles the abjection associated with male-to-female cross dressing, examining the causes of its repression, and considers what it means to publicly materialise desire on her body. Emancipatory and empowering: Cremin interrogates her, his and our relationship to the gender binary.

Published by Gender Community Lending Library

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