Trans studies: The challenge to hetero/homo normativities

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherRutgers University Press
Number of pages255
ISBN (Electronic)9780813576435
ISBN (Print)9780813576411
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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