Transgenderism Before Gender: Nosology from the Sixteenth Through Mid-Twentieth Century

  title={Transgenderism Before Gender: Nosology from the Sixteenth Through Mid-Twentieth Century},
  author={Diederik F. Janssen},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
3 Citations
Melancholia Scytharum: the early modern psychiatry of transgender identification
This article identifies pertinent discussions and what turn out to have been entangled, tentative psychologizations in late-seventeenth through mid-nineteenth-century mental medicine: of ‘effeminacy of manners’ (mollities animi such as observed in London’s Beaux and mollies) and male homosexuality (amour antiphysique/grec); of the mental masculinity of some women (viragines, Amazones). Expand
From Libidines nefandæ to sexual perversions
Kaan’s early psychopathia sexualis was less innovative and more ambivalent than previously thought, and appreciation of pygmalionism and necrophilia as instances of ‘perverted sexual instinct’ is appreciated. Expand
Medico-forensic pre-histories of sexual perversion: The case of necrophilia (c. 1500–c. 1850)
Abstract From early modern legal debates about sodomitical, or unnatural, forms of lust, early nineteenth-century European forensic medicine inherited a shortlist of what eventually came to be calledExpand


  • Medizinhistorisches Journal
  • 2014
[The fake lady on trial: transvestitism in psychiatry and the sexual sciences, or the regulation of public dress-code].
  • R. Herrn
  • Medicine
  • Medizinhistorisches Journal
  • 2014
An analysis of press-reports on the case and trials of the 'fake lady' approaches the question, how non-conform sexual behavior was to be recognized or identified in public and how it was explained, and investigates the role of the press in the popularization of Hirschfield's transvestitism concept. Expand
  • German Studies Review
  • 2012
“We Too Deserve a Place in the Sun”: The Politics of Transvestite Identity in Weimar Germany
Cross-dressing took on new political meanings in Germany’s Weimar Republic, with the emergence of organizations and periodicals aimed at promoting the interests of self-identified “transvestites.”Expand
  • 2005
Early History of the Concept of Autogynephilia
  • R. Blanchard
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2005
The writer’s research on the taxonomy of gender identity disorders in biological males suggested that heterosexual, asexual, and bisexual transsexuals are more similar to each other—and to transvestites—than any of them is to the homosexual type, and that the common feature in transvestite and the three types of non-homosexual transsexuals is a history of erotic arousal. Expand