(36.) The groundbreaking text on transvestitism
in literature is Garber's Vested Interests.
The novel Gabriel of George Sand, with its central device of transvestitism
understood as disguise, posits the unstable and constructed nature of both gender and legal identities (chapter nine).
He even notes a question raised by Erika Bourguignon, a student of Herskovits, to the effect that the lack of discussion by Herskovits of transvestitism
and homosexuality in African-based rituais may be related to the problems that this would have created for the cause of blacks in the United States.
"Travesty and Transgression: Transvestitism
in Shakespeare, Brecht, and Churchill" Theatre Journal 41: 133-54.
The transformation is so extreme that when Ambara goes to meet his new second wife, the men from the other village are confused, and they are unable to recognize Ambara, or understand the reasons for the transvestitism
For example, the use of decorative feathers juxtaposed with the long, phallic form of the sculpture has been understood as either a celebration or a mocking allusion to Duchamp's employment of transvestitism
with his adoption of a female persona, Rrose Selavy.
In a brilliant act of narrative transvestitism
in keeping with a novel featuring a memorable and haunting bal masque, Corelli assumes the guise of Beauvais and, somewhat paradoxically, pens a sensational roman feuilleton Beauvais' genre of choice--that evokes the horrors of alcohol addiction with the aim of deterring readers from the lifestyle.
Originally, its purpose was overcoming the intolerance of transvestitism
and transsexualism brought about by widespread ignorance.
This screenplay revolves around an extremely complex plot, visiting such diverse themes as AIDS, existentialism, and faith, with a pinch of transvestitism
thrown in for good measure.
They tell of cannibalism, voyeurism, transvestitism
, infanticide, omophagia and the murder of a son by his mother.
," by which women dressed as men to attain military leadership or protect themselves from sexual violence, was not uncommon, but Robles continued to maintain his masculine status after the military conflict ended, sustaining romantic relationships with women and defending his honour with a pistol if anyone referred to him in feminine terms.
There are also sections on Economics, Religion, Sexual Perversions (exhibitionism, fetishism, sadism, transvestitism
, voyeurism), and a section for such terms as Murphy's Law, Pollyanna, Catch-22, and yahoo.