The Emergence of Trans: Cultures, Politics and Everyday Lives

1st Edition

Ruth Pearce, Igi Moon, Kat Gupta, Deborah Lynn Steinberg

Routledge
August 14, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138504103 - CAT# Y372423
Series: Gender, Bodies and Transformation

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Summary

This book represents the vanguard of new work in the rapidly growing arena of Trans Studies. Thematically organised, it brings together studies from an international, cross-disciplinary range of contributors to address a range of questions pertinent to the emergence of trans lives and discourses. Examining the ways in which the emergence of trans challenges, develops and extends understandings of gender and reconfigures everyday lives, it asks how trans lives and discourses articulate and contest with issues of rights, education and popular common-sense. With attention to the question of how trans has shaped and been shaped by new modes of social action and networking, The Emergence of Trans also explores what the proliferation of trans representation across multiple media forms and public discourse suggests about the wider cultural moment, and considers the challenges presented for health care, social policy, gender and sexuality theory, and everyday articulations of identity. As such, it will appeal to scholars and students of gender and sexuality studies, as well as activists, professionals and individuals interested in Trans lives and discourses.

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