Understanding Trans Health

Discourse, Power and Possibility

Ruth Pearce

Understanding Trans Health

Ruth Pearce

Distributed for Bristol University Press

224 pages | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2018
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447342359 Will Publish July 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9781447342335 Will Publish July 2018 For sale in North and South America only
This is the first book to provide an in-depth sociological examination of the contemporary social and material conditions of health for transgender people. It draws upon the findings of a six-year ethnographic project in the United Kingdom that looked at the challenges faced by trans patients and the practitioners who work with them. Ruth Pearce shows that patients and practitioners are frequently divided by their different understandings of what it means for someone to be trans, a situation that is complicated by the operation of professional power within medical settings and that has profound consequences for both healthcare provision and for trans communities more widely.
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