TransForming gender

Transgender practices of identity, intimacy and care

Sally Hines

TransForming gender
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Sally Hines

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

232 pages | © 2007
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781861349163 Published September 2007 For sale in North and South America only
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.Sally Hines is a lecturer in sociology and social policy at the University of Leeds. Her teaching and research interests fall within the areas of identity, gender, sexuality, the body and citizenship.

Theorising transgender
Analysing care, intimacy and citizenship
Transgender identities and experiences
Gender identities and feminism
Sexual identities
Partnering and parenting relationships
Kinship and friendship
Transgender care networks, social movements and citizenship
Conclusions: (re)theorising gender

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