RECOGNIZING TRANSSEXUALS PERSONAL POLITICAL AND MEDICOLEGAL EMBODIMENT

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Recognizing Transsexuals

Author : Zowie Davy
ISBN : 9781317070597
Genre : Social Science
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Recognizing Transsexuals draws on interviews with transsexuals at various stages of transition to offer an original account of transsexual embodiment and bodily aesthetics. Exploring the reasons for which transpeople desire to modify their bodies, it moves away from the focus on gender that characterizes much work on transpeople's embodiment, to investigate the concept of bodily aesthetics. Recent legislation allowing transsexuals to apply for gender recognition provides the context in which transpeople challenge the conventional understandings of what it means to be men and women. The book examines key approaches to recognizing transsexualism from within a variety of fields and considers transsexuals' bodies, body projects and embodiment in relation to personal, political and medico-legal fields. It explores the ways in which transpeople's bodily aesthetics affect social relations - such as sexual relations, acceptance by others and their families - whilst also considering contemporary political trans community organizations and their public representation of trans-bodies. Recognizing Transsexuals is the first sociological examination of how the bodies of transpeople are figured and reconfigured in socio, politico and medico-legal contexts and considers the impact of these shifts, and will be of interest to those with interests in embodiment, the sociology of law, sexology, medical sociology and gender theory.
Category: Social Science

Sexualities Past Reflections Future Directions

Author : Sally Hines
ISBN : 9781137002785
Genre : Social Science
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This collection examines recent theoretical and methodological debates, shifts in law and policy, and social and cultural changes around sexuality. It sets out new ways of conceptualizing and researching sexuality and explores persistently marginalised and re-traditionalised sexual practices, subjectivities and identities.
Category: Social Science

Understanding Trans Health

Author : Pearce, Ruth
ISBN : 9781447342342
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 50.80 MB
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What does it mean for someone to be ‘trans’? What are the implications of this for healthcare provision? Drawing on the findings of an extensive research project, this book addresses urgent challenges and debates in trans health. It interweaves patient voices with social theory and autobiography, offering an innovative look at how shifting language, patient mistrust, waiting lists and professional power shape clinical encounters, and exploring what a better future might look like for trans patients.
Category: Social Science

Queer Presences And Absences

Author : Yvette Taylor
ISBN : 9781137314352
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 73.37 MB
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This book explores changes and continuations in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer lives, identities and spatial practices in the 21st century from around the globe, using a range of methods to connect pasts, places and policies with contemporary times, linking individual and social presences (and absences) affectively and materially.
Category: Social Science

The Transgender Studies Reader

Author : Susan Stryker
ISBN : 9781135398910
Genre : History
File Size : 63.87 MB
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Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader puts between two covers fifty influential texts with new introductions by the editors that, taken together, document the evolution of transgender studies in the English-speaking world. By bringing together the voices and experience of transgender individuals, doctors, psychologists and academically-based theorists, this volume will be a foundational text for the transgender community, transgender studies, and related queer theory.
Category: History

Transgender Identities

Author : Sally Hines
ISBN : 9781135148096
Genre : Social Science
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In recent years transgender has emerged as a subject of increasing social and cultural interest. This volume offers vivid accounts of the diversity of living transgender in today's world. The first section, "Emerging Identities," maps the ways in which social, cultural, legal and medical developments shape new identities on both an individual and collective level. Rather than simply reflecting social change, these shifts work to actively construct contemporary identities. The second section, "Trans Governance," examines how law and social policy have responded to contemporary gender shifts. The third section, "Transforming Identity," explores gender and sexual identity practices within cultural and subcultural spaces. The final section, "Transforming Theory?", offers a theoretical reflection on the increasing visibility of trans people in today’s society and traces the challenges and the contributions transgender theory has brought to gender theory, queer theory and sociological approaches to identity and citizenship. Featuring contributions from throughout the world, this volume represents the cutting-edge scholarship in transgender studies and will be of interest to scholars and students interested in gender, sexuality, and sociology.
Category: Social Science

Bound And Unbound

Author : Zowie Davy
ISBN : 9781443810852
Genre : Social Science
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This edited book has developed from the themes, connections and disjunctures that emerged from a two-day postgraduate conference on Thinking Gender: The Next Generation in 2006 at the University of Leeds. The editorial collective is comprised by Zowie Davy, Julia Downes, Dario Llinares, and Ana Cristina Santos from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS), University of Leeds, Lena Eckert from the University of Utrecht, and Natalia Gerodetti, who is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Category: Social Science

Fresh Fruit Broken Bodies

Author : Seth Holmes
ISBN : 9780520275133
Genre : Political Science
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"Based on five years of research in the field (including berry-picking and traveling with migrants back and forth from Oaxaca up the West Coast), Holmes, an anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, uncovers how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care."--From publisher description.
Category: Political Science