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.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
"This welcome new anthology brings into sharp focus one of the most productive contributions the field of trans studies has made to scholarship on sexuality and gender: revealing the extent to which dominant, naturalized constructions of the relationship between sexed embodiment and gendered subjectivity traverse not only the heteronormative world, but also much of feminism, queer theory, and other fields that study the creation of social hierarchy from bodily difference. Addressing such diverse topics as educational activism, policy reform, surveillance technologies, cinema, theater, narrative arts, migration, and social movements, Trans Studies ably demonstrates that the field it surveys has indeed arrived as an important new lens for understanding, interpreting and appreciating a wide range of human diversities."--Susan Stryker "coeditor of The Transgender Studies Reader v. 1 & 2 and Co-founder of Transgender Studies Quarterly "
"A valuable contribution to the field ... Trans Studies is an informative and stimulating read."--Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
"Trans Studies brings together some of the most challenging and compelling recent work in the field of transgender studies. The collection includes voices from inside and outside the academy, and it makes activists' contributions central. The fact of this diversity makes the project extremely vibrant: it will have a broad appeal across disciplines and for activists and community members as well."
--Heather Love "University of Pennsylvania "