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Winner of the 2017 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies from the Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)

From Caitlyn Jenner to Laverne Cox, transgender people have rapidly gained public visibility, contesting many basic assumptions about what gender and embodiment mean. The vibrant discipline of Trans Studies explores such challenges in depth, building on the insights of queer and feminist theory to raise provocative questions about the relationships among gender, sexuality, and accepted social norms.   
Trans Studies is an interdisciplinary essay collection, bringing together leading experts in this burgeoning field and offering insights about how transgender activism and scholarship might transform scholarship and public policy. Taking an intersectional approach, this theoretically sophisticated book deeply grounded in real-world concerns bridges the gaps between activism and academia by offering examples of cutting-edge activism, research, and pedagogy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813576404
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

YOLANDA MARTÍNEZ-SAN MIGUEL is a professor of Latino studies and comparative literature at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is the author of several books including From Lack to Excess: ‘Minor’ Readings of Colonial Latin American Literature and Coloniality of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-Colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context
SARAH TOBIAS is the associate director of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University, where she serves as affiliate faculty in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous publications, including the book Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families

Table of Contents

Introduction      Thinking beyond Hetero/Homonormativities
             Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel and Sarah Tobias
Part I                 Gender Boundaries within Educational Spaces
Chapter 1         Creating a Gender-Inclusive Campus
             Genny Beemyn and Susan R. Rankin
Chapter 2        Transgendering the Academy: Ensuring Transgender Inclusion in Higher Education
             Pauline Park
Part II                 Trans Imaginaries
Chapter 3         “I’ll call him Mahood instead, I prefer that, I’m queer”: Samuel Beckett’s Spatial Aesthetic of Name Change
             Lucas Crawford
Chapter 4         Excruciating Improbability and the Transgender Jamaican
             Keja Valens
Chapter 5         TRANScoding the Transnational Digital Economy
             Jian Chen
Part III                 Crossing Borders/Crossing Gender
Chapter 6         When Things Don’t Add Up: Transgender Bodies and the Mobile Borders of Biometrics
             Toby Beauchamp
Chapter 7         Connecting the Dots: National Security, the Crime-Migration Nexus, and Trans Women’s Survival
             Nora Butler Burke
Chapter 8         Affective Vulnerability and Transgender Exceptionalism: Norma Ureiro in Transgression
             Aren Z. Aizura
Part IV                Trans Activism and Policy
Chapter 9         The “T” in LGBTQ: How Do Trans Activists Perceive Alliances within LGBT and Queer Movements in Quebec (Canada)?
             Mickael Chacha Enriquez
Chapter 10       Translatina Is About the Journey: A Dialogue on Social Justice for Transgender Latinas in San Francisco
             Alexandra Rodríguez de Ruíz and Marcia Ochoa
Chapter 11       LGB within the T: Sexual Orientation in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey and Implications for Public Policy
             Jody L. Herman
Part V                Transforming Disciplines and Pedagogy
Chapter 12      Adventures in Trans Biopolitics: A Comparison between Public Health and Critical Academic Research Praxes
             Sel J. Hwahng
Chapter 13      Stick Figures and Pronouns: Toward a Nonbinary Pedagogy
             A. Finn Enke
Conclusion      Trans Fantasizing: From Social Media to Collective Imagination
             Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel and Sarah Tobias

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