Laura Erickson-Schroth (Hrsg.): Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. A Resource for the Transgender Community

Artikelnummer: 978-0-19-932535-1

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource: a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors.

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  • First and only complete resource written by trans people for trans people
  • Sidebars throughout feature personal stories, opinion pieces, and spotlights that explore topics in more detail
  • All chapters contain references to additional resources such as books, movies, and organizations related to the each topic
  • Includes an Afterword by the Founders of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves
  • Supports a worldview of human rights for all people and recognizes that prejudice within our communities must be addressed
  • Includes heavily-illustrated chapters throughout

There is no one way to be transgender.
Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical or biological) is as variable as gender (traditionally thought of as social).
While trans people share many common experiences, there is immense diversity within trans communities. There are an estimated 700,000 transgendered individuals in the US and 15 million worldwide. Even still, there's been a notable lack of organized information for this sizable group.

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource: a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors.

Inspired by Our Bodies, Ourselves, the classic and powerful compendium written for and by women, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts.
Each chapter takes the reader through an important transgender issue, such as race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health topics, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more. Anonymous quotes and testimonials from transgender people who have been surveyed about their experiences are woven throughout, adding compelling, personal voices to every page. In this unique way, hundreds of viewpoints from throughout the community have united to create this strong and pioneering book. It is a welcoming place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life.


Autor*in / Hrsg.: Laura Erickson-Schroth
fremdsprachige Bücher: all english books
Weitere Informationen: Sprache: Englisch
Einbandart: kartoniert
Umfang: 672 S.
Format: 279 x 216 x 58 mm
Gewicht: 1683 g
Erscheinungsdatum: 31.07.2014

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1: Our Many Selves Chapter
2: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture Chapter
3: Immigrant Identity Chapter
4: Disabilities and Deafness Chapter
5: Sex and Gender Development Chapter
6: Coming Out Chapter
7: Religion and Spirituality Chapter
8: Social Transition Chapter
9: Employment Chapter
10: Legal Chapter
11: Immigration Issues Chapter
12: General Sexual and Reproductive Health Chapter
13: Medical Transition Chapter
14: Surgical Transition Chapter
15: Mental Health Supports and Services Chapter
16: Mental Health Concerns Chapter
17: Relationships Chapter
18: Sexuality Chapter
19: Parenthood Chapter
20: Children Chapter
21: Youth Chapter
22: Aging Chapter
23: History Chapter
24: Arts and Culture Chapter
25: Political Action and Organizing Afterword Glossary

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