The Lives of Transgender People

The Lives of Transgender People


  • Author : Genny Beemyn
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780231143073


The Lives of Transgender People Book Description :

Responding to a critical need for greater perspectives on transgender life in the United States, Genny Beemyn and Susan (Sue) Rankin apply their extensive expertise to a groundbreaking survey?one of the largest ever conducted in the U.S.?on gender development and identity-making among transsexual women, transsexual men, crossdressers, and genderqueer individuals. With nearly 3,500 participants, the survey is remarkably diverse, and with more than 400 follow-up interviews, the data offers limitless opportunities for research and interpretation. Beemyn and Rankin track the formation of gender identity across individuals and groups, beginning in childhood and marking the "touchstones" that led participants to identify as transgender. They explore when a...

Transforming

Transforming


  • Author : Austen Hartke
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781611648522


Transforming Book Description :

In 2014, Time magazine announced that America had reached “the transgender tipping point,” suggesting that transgender issues would become the next civil rights frontier. Years later, many people—even many LGBTQ allies—still lack understanding of gender identity and the transgender experience. Into this void, Austen Hartke offers a biblically based, educational, and affirming resource to shed light and wisdom on this modern gender landscape. Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community and will change the way readers think about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity. By introducing transgender issues and language and providing stories o...

Transgender Rights

Transgender Rights


  • Author : Paisley Currah
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 0816643121


Transgender Rights Book Description :

"Transgender Rights packs a surprising amount of information into a small space. Offering spare, tightly executed essays, this slim volume nonetheless succeeds in creating a spectacular, well-researched compendium of the transgender movement." -Law Library Journal Over the past three decades, the transgender movement has gained visibility and achieved significant victories. Discrimination has been prohibited in several states, dozens of municipalities, and more than two hundred private companies, while hate crime laws in eight states have been amended to include gender identity. Yet prejudice and violence against transgender people remain all too common. With analysis from legal and policy experts, activists and advocates, Transgender Rights assesses...

Invisible Lives

Invisible Lives


  • Author : Viviane Namaste
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2000-12-15
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780226568102


Invisible Lives Book Description :

Invisible Lives is the first scholarly study of transgendered people—cross-dressers, drag queens and transsexuals—and their everyday lives. Through combined theoretical and empirical study, Viviane K. Namaste argues that transgendered people are not so much produced by medicine or psychiatry as they are erased, or made invisible, in a variety of institutional and cultural settings. Namaste begins her work by analyzing two theoretical perspectives on transgendered people—queer theory and the social sciences—displaying how neither of these has adequately addressed the issues most relevant to sex change: everything from employment to health care to identity papers. Namaste then examines some of the rhetorical and semiotic inscriptions of transge...

Transgressed

Transgressed


  • Author : Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781479827855


Transgressed Book Description :

Transgender survivors of violence tell their stories Transgender people face some of the highest rates of violence in the US and around the world, particularly within romantic relationships. In Transgressed, Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz offers a ground-breaking examination of intimate partner violence in the lives of transgender people. Drawing on interviews and written accounts from transgender survivors of intimate partner violence, he sheds much-needed light on the dynamics of abuse that entrap trans partners in violent relationships. Transgressed shows how rigidly gendered discussions of violence have served to marginalize and silence stories of abuse. Ultimately, these stories of survival follow their unique journeys as they navigate—and break fre...

Unbound
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Unbound


  • Author : Arlene Stein
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Female-to-male transsexuals
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101972496


Unbound Book Description :

An intimate portrait of a new generation of transmasculine individuals as they undergo gender transitions Award-winning sociologist Arlene 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. During a time of conservati...

The Health of Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender People
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Health of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender People


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-24
  • Genre: Medical
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780309210652


The Health of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender People Book Description :

At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the st...

Trans People in Higher Education

Trans People in Higher Education


  • Author : Genny Beemyn
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-01
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781438472751


Trans People in Higher Education Book Description :

Addresses the experiences of trans college students, faculty, and staff in a single volume for the first time. While more trans students, faculty, and staff have come out on US college campuses today than ever before, many still report enduring harassment and discrimination. Others avoid disclosing their gender identity because they do not feel safe or comfortable at their schools. This groundbreaking book is the first to address their experiences in a single volume. Genny Beemyn brings together personal narratives and original research to give readers both individual and large-scale perspectives, which provide unprecedented insight into the experiences of trans people in higher education. These contributions reveal that despite an improving environm...

Love Lives Here
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Love Lives Here


  • Author : Amanda Jette Knox
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-07-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735235182


Love Lives Here Book Description :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER An inspirational story of accepting and embracing two trans people in a family--a family who shows what's possible when you "lead with love." All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. She never knew her biological father, and while her mother and stepfather were loving parents, the situation was sometimes chaotic. At school, she was bullied mercilessly, and at the age of fourteen, she entered a counselling program for alcohol addiction and was successful. While still a teenager, she met the love of her life. They were wed at 20, and the first of three children followed shortly. Jetté Knox finally had the stability she craved--or so it seemed. Their middle child struggled with depression and avoided school. Th...