Histories of the Transgender Child
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Histories of the Transgender Child


  • Author : Julian Gill-Peterson
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452958156


Histories of the Transgender Child Book Description :

A groundbreaking twentieth-century history of transgender children With transgender rights front and center in American politics, media, and culture, the pervasive myth still exists that today’s transgender children are a brand new generation—pioneers in a field of new obstacles and hurdles. Histories of the Transgender Child shatters this myth, uncovering a previously unknown twentieth-century history when transgender children not only existed but preexisted the term transgender and its predecessors, playing a central role in the medicalization of trans people, and all sex and gender. Beginning with the early 1900s when children with “ambiguous” sex first sought medical attention, to the 1930s when transgender people began to seek out doctor...

Histories of the Transgender Child

Histories of the Transgender Child


  • Author : Julian Gill-Peterson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: MEDICAL
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1517904676


Histories of the Transgender Child Book Description :

A groundbreaking twentieth-century history of transgender children With transgender rights front and center in American politics, media, and culture, the pervasive myth still exists that today's transgender children are a brand new generation--pioneers in a field of new obstacles and hurdles. Histories of the Transgender Child shatters this myth, uncovering a previously unknown twentieth-century history when transgender children not only existed but preexisted the term transgender and its predecessors, playing a central role in the medicalization of trans people, and all sex and gender. Beginning with the early 1900s when children with "ambiguous" sex first sought medical attention, to the 1930s when transgender people began to seek out doctors invol...

This Is How It Always Is
Score: 4
From 27 Ratings

This Is How It Always Is


  • Author : Laurie Frankel
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2017-01-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250118523


This Is How It Always Is Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick “Every once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected.” —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) People Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2017 Amazon’s Best Books of 2017: Top 20 Amazon’s Best Literature and Fiction of 2017 Bustle’s 17 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2017 PopSugar’s Our Favorite Books of the Year (So Far) Refinery29's Best Books of the Year So Far BookBrowse’s The 20 Best Books of 2017 Pacific Northwest Book Awards Finalist The Globe and Mail's Top 100 Books of 2017 Longlisted for 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award “It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think.” —Liane...

Trans Kids

Trans Kids


  • Author : Tey Meadow
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520964167


Trans Kids Book Description :

Trans Kids is a trenchant ethnographic and interview-based study of the first generation of families affirming and facilitating gender nonconformity in children. Earlier generations of parents sent such children for psychiatric treatment aimed at a cure, but today, many parents agree to call their children new names, allow them to wear whatever clothing they choose, and approach the state to alter the gender designation on their passports and birth certificates. Drawing from sociology, philosophy, psychology, and sexuality studies, sociologist Tey Meadow depicts the intricate social processes that shape gender acquisition. Where once atypical gender expression was considered a failure of gender, now it is a form of gender. Engaging and rigorously arg...

The Transgender Child
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Transgender Child


  • Author : Stephanie Brill
  • Publisher : Cleis Press
  • Release Date : 2008-06-03
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781573445191


The Transgender Child Book Description :

This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college. What do you do when your toddler daughter’s first sentence is that she’s a boy? What will happen when your preschool son insists on wearing a dress to school? Is this ever just a phase? How can you explain this to your neighbors and family? How can parents advocate for their children in elementary schools? What are the current laws on the rights of transgender children? What do doctors specializing in gender variant children r...

The Man Who Would Be Queen
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

The Man Who Would Be Queen


  • Author : J. Michael Bailey
  • Publisher : Joseph Henry Press
  • Release Date : 2003-03-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309134460


The Man Who Would Be Queen Book Description :

Gay. Straight. Or lying. It’s as simple and straightforward as black or white, right? Or is there a gray area, where the definitions of sex and gender become blurred or entirely refocused with the deft and practiced use of a surgeon’s knife? For some, the concept of gender â€" the very idea we have of ourselves as either male or female beings â€" is neither simple nor straightforward. Written by cutting-edge researcher and sex expert J. Michael Bailey, The Man Who Would Be Queen is a frankly controversial, intensely poignant, and boldly forthright book about sex and gender. Based on his original research, Bailey’s book is grounded firmly in science. But as he demonstrates, science doesn’t always deliver predictable o...

Inventing Transgender Children and Young People

Inventing Transgender Children and Young People


  • Author : Heather Brunskell-Evans
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527541245


Inventing Transgender Children and Young People Book Description :

The essays in this volume are written by clinicians, psychologists, sociologists, educators, parents and de-transitioners. Contributors demonstrate how ‘transgender children and young people’ are invented in different medical, social and political contexts: from specialist gender identity development services to lobby groups and their school resources, gender guides and workbooks; from the world of the YouTube vlogger to the consulting rooms of psychiatrists; from the pharmaceutical industry to television documentaries; and from the developmental models of psychologists to the complexities of intersex medicine. Far from just investigating how they are invented the authors demonstrate the considerable psychological and physical harms perpetrated o...

Black on Both Sides

Black on Both Sides


  • Author : C. Riley Snorton
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452955858


Black on Both Sides Book Description :

The story of Christine Jorgensen, America’s first prominent transsexual, famously narrated trans embodiment in the postwar era. Her celebrity, however, has obscured other mid-century trans narratives—ones lived by African Americans such as Lucy Hicks Anderson and James McHarris. Their erasure from trans history masks the profound ways race has figured prominently in the construction and representation of transgender subjects. In Black on Both Sides, C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple intersections between blackness and transness from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day anti-black and anti-trans legislation and violence. Drawing on a deep and varied archive of materials—early sexological texts, fugitive slave narratives, Afro-modernist l...

Transgender Children and Young People

Transgender Children and Young People


  • Author : Heather Brunskell-Evans
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-04-18
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527510364


Transgender Children and Young People Book Description :

This book is a collection of essays about the current theory and practice of transgendering children. Essays are written against the grain of the popularised medical definition of ‘the transgender child’ as a young person whose ‘true’ gender lies in the brain, or pre-social ‘identity’. Contributors contest this diagnosis from a range of perspectives, including as social theorists, psychotherapists, persons living as transgender, individuals who have de-transitioned, and parents of adolescents identifying as transgender. They argue that medicine, social policy and the law build ideas about ‘the transgender child’, and contend that it is politics, not science, which accounts for the exponential rise in the number of children diagnosed a...

The Transgender Studies Reader

The Transgender Studies Reader


  • Author : Susan Stryker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135398910


The Transgender Studies Reader Book Description :

Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader puts between two covers fifty influential texts with new introductions by the editors that, taken together, document the evolution of transgender studies in the English-speaking world. By bringing together the voices and experience of transgender individuals, doctors, psychologists and academically-based theorists, this volume will be a foundational text for the transgender community, transgender ...