Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue

Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue

by Nicholas M Teich
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Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue by Nicholas M Teich

Written by a social worker, popular educator, and transgender man, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and unique experiences of discrimination. The first guide to treat transgenderism as a distinct topic of study, this text moves beyond mere anecdote and recommendations for clinical practice to legitimatize transgenderism in society and culture.

Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its affect on family and friends; the relationship between sexual orientation and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism; the characteristics of Gender Identity Disorder; and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of "normal" society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. The book features men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications. Written for friends, family members, students, and professionals, this resource works as a stand alone text for social work and gender studies courses as well as a supportive text for sociologists, psychologists, and clinical practitioners. A special focus on issues affecting transgender youth, along with a glossary of key terms and helpful resources, makes this an ideal guide for younger audiences as well as those invested in their care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231504270
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Series: NONE
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 598,006
File size: 808 KB

About the Author

Nicholas M. Teich is a licensed social worker pursuing a Ph.D. in social policy at Brandeis University. A member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, he trains and educates groups about gender issues and is the founder and president of Camp Aranu’tiq, the first-ever summer camp for transgender children.

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Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Andy2 More than 1 year ago
This book was very helpful to my friends and family in helping to understand about transgender people. It is very well-written in a style that is easy to read, fun, and helpful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
End of story. Woman does not mean man and man does not mean woman.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! I would recommend this book to my colleagues (mental health professionals) to gain a deeper understanding of transgender needs and development.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is good, however, I'd like to say asexual doesn't always mean no romantic attraction, however it does mean less or no sexual attraction. Thanks!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great resource for anyone!