Twenty years ago sociology would not have even considered transgender, transvestism, and transsexualism. The medicalization and pathologizing of these phenomena under such categorizations as transvestism, transsexualism, gender dysphoria, and intersex ensured that cross-dressing and sex-changing were considered, in the main, to be the domain of medicine and psychology. Get this from a library! Transsexualism in society a sociology of male-to-female transsexuals. Ftm female-to-male transsexuals in society presents only the positive dimensions of changing to live as men. Social science will be very interested to learn how these new men lived 10, 20, or 30 years after their changes. (of course, some of the participants have already lived many years as men.). in ftm female-to-male transsexuals in society, devor has attempted to open a window on the lives of a sample of forty-five female-to-male transsexuals who tell their stories in response to devors semi-structured in-person interviews or in response to a written questionnaire. Face-to-face interviews were conducted in just over 50 of cases. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for transsexualism in society a sociology of male-to-female transsexuals at amazon.