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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome award-winning author, sociologist, and Rutgers professor ARLENE STEIN for a discussion of her latest book, "Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity." Stein takes us into the lives of four strangers who find themselves together in a sun-drenched surgeon’s office, having traveled to Florida from across the United States in order to masculinize their chests. Ben, Lucas, Parker, and Nadia wish to feel more comfortable in their bodies; three of them are also taking testosterone so that others recognize them as male. Following them over the course of a year, Stein shows how members of this young transgender generation, along with other gender dissidents, are refashioning their identities and challenging others' conceptions of who they are.