Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativities


SKU: 9780813576404 Category:
Editor: Martínez-San Miguel, Yolanda Tobias, Sarah
Contribution by: Martinez-San Miguel, Yolanda Tobias, Sarah Beemyn, Genny Rankin, Susan R Park, Pauline Crawford, Lucas Keja, Valens Chen, Jian Beauchamp, Toby Butler Burke, Nora Aizura, Aren Z Enriquez, Mickael Chacha Rodriguez de Ruiz, Alexandra Ochoa, Marcia Herman, Jody L Hwahng, Sel J Enke, A Finn
Publication Date: 03/22/2016
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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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."