Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men

Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men

Hardcover(New Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584656456
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 04/30/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

LORI B. GIRSHICK has dedicated her life to working for social justice and ending inequalities. A nationally known trainer in LGBT domestic and sexual violence and LGBT sensitivity, she is author of three books, Soledad Women: Wives of Prisoners Speak Out (1996), No Safe Haven: Stories of Women in Prison (Northeastern, 1999) and Woman-to-Woman Sexual Violence: Does She Callit Rape? (NUP, 2002). Currently she is a professor in Sociology at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona. JAMISON GREEN is an educator, policy consultant, and corporate diversity trainer specializing in transgender and transsexual issues. He serves on the boards of directors of the Transgender Law & Policy Institute and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. He is also a member of the advisory boards for the Institute for Intersex Children and the Law and the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Becoming a Visible Man (2004).

Table of Contents

Foreword   Jamison Green     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction: Identity Boxes     1
The Social Construction of Biological Facts     23
Self-Definition: Birth through Adolescence     51
Constructing the Self: Options and Challenges     69
Coming Out to Community, Family, and Work     98
Gender Policing     133
Inner Turmoil and Moving toward Acceptance     154
Epilogue: Gender Liberation     179
Survey Flier     191
Survey     194
Glossary     201
Bibliography     209

What People are Saying About This

Jennifer Finney Boylan

“Lori Girshick's helpful, provocative book is a real contribution to the science and sociology of transgender people. Her many luminous interviews allow trans people to speak for themselves; her uncanny and cutting-edge criticism provides both the theory and the compassion in order to further illuminate these voices. Transgender Voices speaks with wisdom, complexity, and insight on a topic key to our understanding of men, women, and everyone else.”

Allison Elise Cleveland

“Transgender Voices will become required reading for my Sociology of Gender and Psychology of Gender classes. Lori Girshick's comprehensive style of writing and presenting information makes it a first choice for someone planning to read only one book. The personal testimonies from her interviews are very compelling and touched my heart.”

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