Transgender 101 A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue

ISBN-10: 0231157134
ISBN-13: 9780231157131
Edition: 2011
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Description: Written by a social worker, popular educator, and transgender man, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and unique experiences of discrimination. The first guide to  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Written by a social worker, popular educator, and transgender man, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and unique experiences of discrimination. The first guide to treat transgenderism as a distinct topic of study, this text moves beyond mere anecdote and recommendations for clinical practice to legitimatize transgenderism in society and culture.Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its affect on family and friends; the relationship between sexual orientation and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism; the characteristics of Gender Identity Disorder; and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of "normal" society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. The book features men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications. Written for friends, family members, students, and professionals, this resource works as a stand alone text for social work and gender studies courses as well as a supportive text for sociologists, psychologists, and clinical practitioners. A special focus on issues affecting transgender youth, along with a glossary of key terms and helpful resources, makes this an ideal guide for younger audiences as well as those invested in their care.

Foreword
Introduction: Why This Book Was Written and How It Is Laid Out
Acknowledgments
What Does It Mean to Be Transgender?: An Introduction to the Term
Sexual Orientation Versus Gender: What�s the Difference?
Coming Out as Transgender: When, Why, and How People Come Out
Transition: The Social, the Emotional, and the Medical
The History of Transgenderism and Its Evolution Over Time
Transgenderism as a Mental Health Issue: The Controversy Over Transgender Identity as a Disorder
Discrimination: Exploring the Barriers That Transpeople Face
Lesser-Known Types of Transgenderism: Understanding Cross-Dressers, Genderqueer People, Drag Queens, and More
Glossary
Resources For Readers
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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