9780226556697

Crossing: A Memoir

  • ISBN 13:

    9780226556697

  • ISBN 10:

    0226556697

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/01/2000
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Summary

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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