Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativities


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


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.