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Lou Sullivan Diaries (1970-1980) and Theories of Sexual Embodiment

Making Sense of Sensing


Part of the Crossroads of Knowledge book series (CROKNOW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Lanei M. Rodemeyer
    Pages 1-41
  3. Lanei M. Rodemeyer
    Pages 79-115
  4. Lanei M. Rodemeyer
    Pages 145-186
  5. Lanei M. Rodemeyer
    Pages 187-215
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-237

About this book


This book highlights the intersection between theory and lived experience, academic description and the personal narrative of Lou Sullivan. Sullivan puzzled in his diaries over the conundrum of his desire to transition from female to male in order to be a gay man. The reader will follow Sullivan as he struggles with his feelings of maleness, in his troubled relationship with his lover, Tom, through his many sexual escapades, and finally, as he begins taking hormones. Alongside the diaries is an engagement with body and gender theories, accessible to the introductory reader, yet also taking up current debates especially in transgender studies. 


gender studies transgender transsexuality queer theory Alfred Kinsey Michel Foucault Edmund Husserl phenomenology Judith Butler Trans Theory Harry Benjamin trans theory trans history

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Duquesne UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lou Sullivan Diaries (1970-1980) and Theories of Sexual Embodiment
  • Book Subtitle Making Sense of Sensing
  • Authors Lanei M. Rodemeyer
  • Series Title Crossroads of Knowledge
  • Series Abbreviated Title Crossroads of Knowledge
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-63033-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87459-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-63034-2
  • Series ISSN 2197-9634
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-9642
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 237
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender and Sexuality
    Gender Studies
    Cultural Heritage
    Queer Theory
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