Overview

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 representational, and with more than 400 follow-up interviews, the data offers ...
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The Lives of Transgender People

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Overview

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 representational, and with more than 400 follow-up interviews, the data offers limitless opportunities for research and interpretation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231512619
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,340,085
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Genny Beemyn, the director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is a leading expert on the experiences of transgender people in the United States and on the development of transgender-inclusive college policies and practices. A gender nonconforming individual, Dr. Beemyn has published and spoken extensively on the needs of transgender students, and hir publications include Creating a Place for Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community Histories and Queer Studies: A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Anthology.

Susan (Sue) Rankin is an associate professor at The Pennsylvania State University and a senior research associate at the Center for the Study of Higher Education. She has presented and published widely on the impact of sexism, racism, genderism, and heterosexism in the academy and intercollegiate athletics. Her recent publications include the 2010 State of Higher Education for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Our Place on Campus: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Services and Programs in Higher Education.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Shannon Minter vii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

1 Demographics of the Survey Participants 15

2 Experiences of Transgender Identity 39

3 The Climate for Transgender People 79

4 Developmental Milestones of Different Transgender Groups 109

5 Transgender Youth and Implications for Higher Education 159

Appendix A Transgender Survey Instrument 167

Appendix B Interview Protocol 181

Appendix C Review of Statistical Analyses 185

Notes 197

References 201

Index 219

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