In recent years transgender has emerged as a subject of increasing social and cultural interest. This volume offers vivid accounts of the diversity of living transgender in today's world. The first section, "Emerging Identities," maps the ways in which social, cultural, legal and medical developments shape new identities on both an individual and collective level. Rather than simply reflecting social change, these shifts work to actively construct contemporary identities. The second section, "Trans Governance," examines how law and social policy have responded to contemporary gender shifts. The third section, "Transforming Identity," explores gender and sexual identity practices within cultural and subcultural spaces. The final section, "Transforming Theory?", offers a theoretical reflection on the increasing visibility of trans people in today's society and traces the challenges and the contributions transgender theory has brought to gender theory, queer theory and sociological approaches to identity and citizenship. Featuring contributions from throughout the world, this volume represents the cutting-edge scholarship in transgender studies and will be of interest to scholars and students interested in gender, sexuality, and sociology.
Sally Hines is a Lecturer at the University of Leeds. She was awarded the prestigious Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies in 2006 (award by CUNY, US) for her work on transgender and feminist theory. She is the author of TransForming Gender: Transgender Practices of Identity, Intimacy and Care (Policy Press, 2007). Tam Sanger is the author of Trans People's Partnerships: Towards an Ethics of Intimacy (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming). She completed her PhD in Sociology at Queen's University, Belfast.
Release date Australia
April 30th, 2010
Edited by Sally Hines
Edited by Tam Sanger
Country of Publication
5 Halftones, black and white; 9 Tables, black and white; 5 Illustrations, black and white