Crossing : A Memoir (Paperback)

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The renowned male economist and historian who crossed gender lines by becoming a woman at age fifty-two shares her story in detail, recounting struggles with family and friends, professional problems, and unexpected surprises, such as conservative colleagues who proved to be accepting gender libertarians. *Author: McCloskey, Deirdre N. *Subtitle: A Memoir *Publication Date: 2000/09/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 8.75


Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226556697
SKU 30648868
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226556697
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.75T
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Annotation In this memoir, economist Deirdre McCloskey discusses her decision to change her sex from male to female. McCloskey was known as Donald McCloskey for the first 50-plus years of her life. A New York Times Notable Book of 1999.
Editors Note We have read the stories of those who have "crossed" lines of race and class and culture. But few have written of crossing--completely and entirely--the gender line. Crossing is the story of Deirdre McCloskey (formerly Donald), once a golden boy of conservative economics and a child of 1950s and 1960s privilege, and her dramatic and poignant journey to becoming a woman. McCloskey's account of her painstaking efforts to learn to "be a woman" unearth fundamental questions about gender and identity, and hatreds and anxieties, revealing surprising answers.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0282
Publisher University of Chicago Press

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