Riki Wilchins


Riki Wilchins is an author, activist and gender theorist. The founding E.D. of GenderPAC, she is the author of Queer Theory/Gender Theory: An Instant Primer (Magnus) and co-editor of GenderQueer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary (Magnus). Her work has been published in periodicals like the Village Voice and Social Text, as well as anthologies like Feminist Frontiers, Language Awareness, and The Encyclopedia of Identity. She has been profiled in the New York Times and Time Magazine selected her one of “100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century.”

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Burn the Binary! - Selected Writings on the Politics of Trans, Genderqueer and Nonbinary
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,720. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Politics & society
An icon of transgender activism for 3 decades, Riki Wilchins is the author of 4 books on genderqueer, trans politics, & queer theory. Riki has been a pioneering & influential thinker & writer for a quarter of a century. Now this book offers a selection of her most penetrating & insightful pieces, as well as the best of 2decades of her online columns for The Advocate never before collected.
TRANS/gressive: How Transgender Activists Took on Gay Rights, Feminism, the Media & Congress… and Won!
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 67,860. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Transgender, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » History
This is the inside story of how in just a few years, a handful of trans activists would come together in the face of enormous difficulties and opposition to launch from the very margins of society what would grow into the modern political movement for gender rights.
Queer Theory, Gender Theory
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,920. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Sex & health, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Transgender
A one-stop, no-nonsense introduction to the core of postmodern theory, particularly its impact on queer and gender studies. Nationally known gender activist Riki Wilchins combines straightforward prose with concrete examples from LGBT and feminist politics, as well as her own life, to guide the reader through the ideas that have forever altered our understanding of bodies, sex and desire.
Read My Lips
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,030. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Read My Lips burst on the scene in 1997 without precedent. It was unique, radical, endearing, outrageous, and very funny. It stood the orthodox academic and medical theories about transexuals on their heads. At last, a trans-intellectual built a theoretical foundation of transgenderism in accessible language, and, most importantly, laid out the tools to fight back against gender oppression. Now re

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