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.
Verlag: Oxford University Press Seiten: 672 S. Erscheinungsjahr: 2014
Ausführung: Kartonierter Einband (Kt)