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Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men
     

Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men

by Lori B. Girshick
 

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ISBN-10: 1584656832

ISBN-13: 9781584656838

Pub. Date: 06/30/2009

Publisher: University Press of New England

In this extraordinary book, based on 150 in-depth interviews, Lori B. Girshick, a sociologist and social justice activist, brings together the voices of sex- and gender-diverse people who speak with absolute candor about their lives. Girshick presents transpeople speaking in their own voices about identity, coming out, passing, sexual orientation, relationship

Overview

In this extraordinary book, based on 150 in-depth interviews, Lori B. Girshick, a sociologist and social justice activist, brings together the voices of sex- and gender-diverse people who speak with absolute candor about their lives. Girshick presents transpeople speaking in their own voices about identity, coming out, passing, sexual orientation, relationship negotiations and the dynamics of attraction, homophobia (including internalized fears), and bullying. She exposes the guilt and the shame that “gender police” use in their attempts to exert control and points out the many ways transpeople are discriminated against in daily life, from filling out identification documents to gender-segregated bathrooms.

By showing us a variety of descriptions of diverse real lives and providing a thorough exploration of the embodied experiences of gender variant people, Girshick demonstrates that there is nothing inherently binary about gender, and that the way each of us experiences our own gender is, in fact, normal and natural.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584656838
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
880,100
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Jamison Green
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Identity Boxes
The Social Construction of Biological Facts
Self-Definition: Birth through Adolescence
Constructing the Self: Options and Challenges
Coming Out to Community, Family, and Work
Gender Policing
Inner Turmoil and Moving toward Acceptance
Epilogue: Gender Liberation
Appendix 1: Survey Flier
Appendix 2: Survey
Glossary
Bibliography

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