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Transgender : a reference handbook / Aaron Devor and Ardel Haefele-Thomas.

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  • ISBN: 1440856907
  • ISBN: 9781440856907
  • ISBN: 9781440856907
  • ISBN: 1440856907
  • Physical Description: xix, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Background and history -- From the Ancients to the 1700s-Recognition of Gender Diversity -- Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Sexology -- The 1890s to the 1940s : Popular Culture -- The 1950s : Underground Trans Culture -- Developments from the 1950s to the 1970s -- The 1970s -- The 1980s : AIDS and the Trans Community -- The 1990s : The Power of Internet Access -- The Twenty-First Century: Global Changes -- 2. Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Transgender Terminology -- Is Gender Identity the Same as Sexual Orientation? -- Is Trans a Disease or a Natural Variation? -- Trans as an Innate Condition -- Treatment Issues -- The Need for Trans-Inclusive Clinics and Hospitals : The Case of Robert Eads (1945-1999) -- Educational Access for Trans, Non-Binary, and Two-Spirit Students -- Sports Rules and Access for Trans, Non-Binary, and Two-Spirit People -- People in Institutions -- 3. Perspectives -- Sixty Years of Transgender Culture and Care in the Netherlands / Alex Bakker-- The tortuous path to creative liberation / Jo Clifford -- An accidental activist / Dallas Denny -- Transgender and Jewish / Joy Ladin -- Parental research and advocacy in Canada : one mother's journey / Kimberley Ens Manning -- Transgender Care Program at Quest Community Health Centre / Carys Massarella -- Two-Spirit conversations and work : subtle and at the same time radically different / Harlan Pruden -- (In)visible transgender bodies : a view from Tamil Nadu, India / Shabeena Francis Saveri -- Pressing for change : the foundation stone of a gender-queer Europe / Stephen Whittle -- A trans youth at Catholic school / Tru Wilson -- WHO, the ICD, and the young children / Sam Winter -- Birth, death, and things in between : challenges of aging for gender non-conforming persons / Tarynn M. Witten -- 4. Profiles -- Historical researchers in sexology -- Important historical gender-diverse individuals -- Doctors and medical facilities focusing on gender affirmation procedures -- Activists -- Attorneys and judges -- Celebrities -- Artists -- Oral history projects -- Advocacy and professional organizations -- Trans and intersex organizing in Africa -- 5. Data and documents -- Data -- Documents -- 6. Resources -- 7. Chronology Glossary.
Summary, etc.:
"This book provides a crucial resource for readers who are investigating trans issues. It takes a diverse and historic approach, focusing on more than one idea or one experience of trans identity or trans history. Transgender: A Reference Handbook is a go-to resource about the transgender experience. The book takes contemporary as well as historic aspects into consideration. It looks at ancient indigenous cultures that honored third, fourth, and fifth gender identities as well as more contemporary ideas of what "transgender" means. Notably, it focuses not only on Western medical ideas of gender affirmation but on cultural diversity surrounding the topic. This book will primarily serve as a reference guide and jumping off point for further research for those seeking information about what it means to be transgender. While a reference book, it contains original work that may be cited in addition to the encyclopedia itself. In particular, the perspectives section of the book includes writings from some of the world's foremost trans writers, activists, artists, and historians." -- Publisher's description
Subject: Transgender people.
Transgender people > Identity.
Gender nonconformity.
Genre: Reference works.

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