This book is a major contribution to contemporary gender and sexuality studies. At a time when transgender practices are the subject of increasing social and cultural visibility, it marks the first UK study of transgender identity formation. It is also the first examination - anywhere in the world - of transgender practices of intimacy and care.
The author addresses changing government legislation concerning the citizenship rights of transgender people. She examines the impact of legislative shifts upon transgender people’s identities, intimate relationships and practices of care and considers the implications for future social policy. The book encompasses key approaches from the fields of psychoanalysis, anthropology, lesbian and gay studies, sociology and gender theory.
Drawing on extensive interviews with transgender people, “TransForming gender" offers engaging, moving, and, at times, humorous accounts of the experiences of gender transition. Written in an accessible style, it provides a vivid insight into the diversity of living gender in today’s world.
The book will be essential reading for students and professionals in cultural studies, gender studies and sexuality studies as well as those in sociology, social policy, law, politics and philosophy. It will also be of interest to health and educational students, trainers and practitioners.
This ground-breaking collection interrogates protest camps as sites of gendered politics and feminist activism.
Drawing on case studies that range from Cold War women-only peace camps to more recent mixed-gender examples from around the world, diverse contributors reflect on the recurrence of gendered, racialised and heteronormative structures in protest camps, and their potency and politics as feminist spaces.
While developing an intersectional analysis of the possibilities and limitations of protest camps, this book also tells new and inspiring stories of feminist organising and agency. It will appeal to feminist theorists and activists, as well as to social movement scholars.
Sweden is often considered one of the most gender-equal countries in the world and held up as a model to follow, but the reality is more complex. This is the first book to explode the myth of Swedish gender equality, both offering a new perspective for an international audience, and suggesting how equality might be rethought more generally.
While the authors argue that the gender-equality mantra in Sweden has led to a society with increased opportunities for some, they also assert that the dominant norm of gender equality has become nationalistic and builds upon heteronormative and racial principles. Examining the changing meanings and parameters of gender equality against the country’s social-democratic tradition and in the light of contemporary neoliberal ideologies, the book constitutes an urgent contribution to the debates about gender-equality policies and politics.
What does it mean for someone to be ‘trans’? What are the implications of this for healthcare provision?
Drawing on the findings of an extensive research project, this book addresses urgent challenges and debates in trans health. It interweaves patient voices with social theory and autobiography, offering an innovative look at how shifting language, patient mistrust, waiting lists and professional power shape clinical encounters, and exploring what a better future might look like for trans patients.
Bringing together new, multidisciplinary research, this book explores how children and young people across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas experience and cope with situations of poverty and precarity.
It looks at the impact of neoliberalism, austerity and global economic crisis, evidencing the multiple harms and inequalities caused. It also examines the different ways that children, young people and families ‘get by’ under these challenging circumstances, showing how they care for one another and envisage more hopeful socio-political futures.
diverse strand of transfeminism ( Solá and Urko, 2013 : 21). Indeed, in Spanish and Latin American contexts, the prefix trans- includes transsexual and transgender subjects and the incorporation of intersectionality into analysis of oppression and vulnerabilities ( Valencia, 2018 ). Feminist and queer ‘commissions’ set up within the 15-M camps incorporated a gender perspective into their economic analysis – what was dubbed the ‘she-austerity approach’ ( Alcañiz and Monteiro, 2016 ) – and paid attention to specific intersectional issues such as migration, care work
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occur through the enlargement of a previously used concept (from reproductive rights to justice) or by making certain elements more prominent then they originally were (transfeminism). This type of coalition framing process requires that organisations act with an intersectional consciousness ( Greenwood, 2008 ) and adopt what Erica Townsend-Bell (2011) calls an alternative ‘politics of accountability’, that is, a critical scrutiny of organisational practices and the use of inclusive forms of deliberation to counter the (re)production of inequalities both within and
, 1996: 308). We can add on to this that a feminist viewpoint need not depend upon female socialisation in order to enable the feminist voices of transgender women to be heard. Koyama’s (2003) discussion of transfeminism, which expresses the feminist concerns of transgender women, shows how transgender politics may enable contemporary feminism to move beyond the confines of second-wave feminism. Koyama (2000) writes: “[Transfeminism] is not merely about merging trans politics with feminism, but it is a critique of the second wave feminism from third wave
communities helps us develop an image of ourselves vis-à-vis others. I also think something similar can be said about feminism, as I do think as it creates the ‘other’ it talks about, it creates this self-image of where we are speaking from and thinking from. We also know that terms such as ‘rule of law’ and ‘upholding the peace’ have colonial connotations. 7 Resistance to colonial, to settler violence is then always seen as disruptive to the state of peace rather than responding to violence. SS: Recent scholarship in Black feminisms, queer feminisms, trans-feminisms