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Trans bodies, trans selves : a resource by and for transgender communities / edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth.


"What does it mean to be trans? A common understanding of transgender, or trans for short, is that a person's gender differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. However, many see the idea of being trans as more complicated -- as an active process of challenging the formal structures that govern how gender is defined. For different people, and in different times, places, and contexts, gender itself can be a broad entity or a very narrow one, and in various ways, understandings of "trans" can seem too expansive or too restrictive"-- Provided by publisher.
"There is no one way to be transgender. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource- a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender and gender expansive authors. Inspired by Our Bodies, Ourselves, the classic and powerful compendium written by and for cisgender women. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way. This book represents the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts. Each chapter takes the reader through an important issue, such as race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more. Quotes, testimonials, art, and poetry from transgender people are woven throughout, adding compelling, personal voices to every page. In this unique way, hundreds of viewpoints from throughout the community have united to create this strong and pioneering book. It is a welcoming place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life. The content of the second edition of this award-winning resource is thoroughly updated throughout and includes new stories, artwork, and illustrations as well as dozens of new contributing authors and collaborators."-- Back cover.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780190092726
  • ISBN: 0190092726
  • Physical Description: xviii, 704 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"Foreword by Kai Cheng Thom" -- from cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Our selves / Mira C. Jourdan and Harper B. Keenan -- Race, ethnicity and culture / Romeo Romero and Sy Simms -- Immigration / Maria Carmen Hinayon -- Disability / Sarah Cavar and Alexandre Baril -- Religion and spirituality / Kelsey Pacha -- Sex and gender development / E. Kale Edmiston, Laura Erickson-Schroth, Miqqi Alicia Gilbert, T. Evan Smith, and Anastacia Tomson -- Coming out / Reid Vanderburgh -- Social transition / Florence Ashley and Avy A. Skolnik -- Work and employment / Lily Zheng and Jillian Weiss -- Legal issues / Sasha Buchert and Ezra Young -- General, sexual, and reproductive health / Nick Gorton and Hilary Maia Grubb -- Medical transition / A.C. Demidont, Paul Irons, and Jamie E. Mehringer -- Surgical transition / Gaines Blasdel and Nathan Levitt -- Mental health and emotional wellness / Sand C. Chang and Nathaniel G. Sharon -- Intimate relationships / Andie Leslie, Micah Rea, Sarah E. Belawski, and Carey Jean Sojka -- Sexuality / Tobi Hill-Meyer, Mx Nillin Lore, Jiz Lee, and Dean Scarborough -- Parenting / Junior Brainard and Morgan Weinert -- Children / Aidan Key and Micah Vacatio -- Youth / G. Nic Rider and Colt St. Amand -- Aging / Leigh Anne Gregory and Pony Knowles -- U.S. history / Andrés C. López and Qwo-Li Driskill -- Arts and culture / Erica Chu, Arbor Archuletta, and Joseph Liatela -- Activism, politics, and organizing / Benji Hart and Kung Feng.
Subject: Transgender people.
Gender nonconformity.
Gender identity.
Gender Identity
Identité sexuelle.
sex role.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
Gender identity.
Gender nonconformity.
Transgender people.

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