Chapter 9. The Power of Stealth: (In)Visible Sites of Female-to-Male Transsexual Resistance

  1. Ellen Lewin professor2 and
  2. William L. Leap professor3
  1. Elijah Adiv Edelman PhD

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310689.ch9

Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World

Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World

How to Cite

Edelman, E. A. (2009) The Power of Stealth: (In)Visible Sites of Female-to-Male Transsexual Resistance, in Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World (eds E. Lewin and W. L. Leap), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310689.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Iowa, USA

  2. 3

    American University, USA

Author Information

  1. American University in Washington, DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191029

Online ISBN: 9781444310689

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Keywords:

  • power of stealth - (in)visible sites of female-to male transsexual resistance;
  • public anthropology, shift of knowledge production from academics to communities;
  • Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association's (HBIGDA);
  • Conceptualizing trans and stealth experience, requiring power structures;
  • Aaron Devor, exploring FTM identity;
  • heterosexuality, in a binary gender system

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Living Stealthily

  • The Trans Context: Background

  • Stealth as Shame, Denial or a Stage of Development: The Literature

  • Stealth Practice

  • Focusing In: Adam

  • We Know Who We Are: Ideologies at Work in Adam's Narrative

  • The Lived Meanings of Stealth Practice

  • The Bathroom: A Site of Conflict

  • Stealth as Strategy: Creative Practice as Disidentification

  • Innovation: The Creative Practice of Stealth

  • Engaging in Stealth Practice Publicly

  • Acknowledgments

  • References