Trans Studies

Author: Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813576435
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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.

Trans Im Gl Ck Geschlechtsangleichung Als Chance

Author: Livia Prüll
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783647490113
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Transidentität ist die fehlende Übereinstimmung von körperlichem und gefühltem Geschlecht. Die Autorin Livia Prüll ist selbst eine Trans*frau und beruflich Medizin- und Wissenschaftshistorikerin. Im Sinne des »practical turn« in der Wissenschaftsgeschichte wird der Einfluss der eigenen Lebenserfahrung auf die Ausübung von Wissenschaft akzeptiert. Entsprechend handelt das Buch vom eigenen Erleben der Autorin und liefert gleichzeitig Ergebnisse der Medizingeschichte und Medizinethik. Nur so werden Verstehen und Einfühlen in das Thema »Transidentität« möglich. Es handelt sich damit um einen neuen Ansatz, sich dem Phänomen zu nähern. Die Darstellung spannt ? in allgemeinverständlicher Sprache ? einen weiten Bogen vom eigenen Erkennen der Transidentität bis hin zur Frage nach dem Sinn transidenten Lebens. Gleichgesinnten und deren Angehörigen wird Rat gegeben und Mut gemacht, Mediziner und Psychotherapeuten bekommen Hilfestellungen, um mit transidenten Klienten umzugehen, Medizin- und Wissenschaftshistoriker erhalten neue Einblicke in die historische Dimension von Transidentität. Das Buch gibt Einblick in eine faszinierende Welt, die den meisten Menschen verschlossen bleibt. »Trans* im Glück« zeigt Transidentität als große Chance, ein zufriedenes und selbstbestimmtes Leben zu führen und sich konstruktiv in die Gesellschaft einzubringen.


Author: Hilda Raz
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819565037
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This elegant and moving collection grew out of Hilda Raz's experience with her son's journey to a transgender identity. Born Sarah, now Aaron, Raz's child has had a profound impact on her understanding of what it means to be a family, to be whole, and to know oneself. The collection moves between past and present, allowing Raz to reflect on her own childhood, and on her experience with breast cancer to find ways to connect with Aaron. The journey takes us from intimacy to strangeness and back again, from denial to humor to grief and rage, but always laced with love and acceptance. "Trans" means across, through, over, to or on the other side, and beyond. The book documents some major transformations of body, self, society and spirit that art requires and life allows. The poems themselves are accessible and finely wrought. They are equally testaments to Raz's insistence on making an order out of chaos, of finding ways to create and understand and eventually accept new definitions of self and family. The physical and sensuous language of Raz's poems, and their humanity, keep them intimately bound to the world and to the senses.


Author: Juliet Jacques
ISBN: 1784781673
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Moving memoir and insightful examination of transgender politics "Six weeks before sex reassignment surgery (SRS), I am obliged to stop taking my hormones. I suddenly feel very differently about my forthcoming operation." In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery--a process she chronicled with unflinching honesty in a serialised national newspaper column. Trans tells of her life to the present moment: a story of growing up, of defining yourself, and of the rapidly changing world of gender politics. Fresh from university, eager to escape a dead-end job, she launches a career as a writer in a publishing culture dominated by London cliques and still figuring out the impact of the Internet. She navigates the treacherous waters of a world where, even in the liberal and feminist media, transgender identities go unacknowledged, misunderstood or worse. Yet through art, film, music, politics and football, Jacques starts to become the person she had only imagined, and begins the process of transition. Interweaving the personal with the political, her memoir is a powerful exploration of debates that comprise trans politics, issues which promise to redefine our understanding of what it means to be alive. Revealing, honest, humorous, and self-deprecating, Trans includes an epilogue with Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?, in which Jacques and Heti discuss the cruxes of writing and identity. From the Hardcover edition.