Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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256 pages
6 x 9 inches
October 2006
Print ISBN: 9781894549615


Overview

Trans/forming Feminisms is a groundbreaking anthology that challenges us to build a more inclusive transfeminist politics. A must read for students, academics and social and political activists interested in tackling these compelling and challenging issues.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Trans/forming Feminisms
Krista Scott-Dixon

SECTION I: NARRATIVES & VOICES

Introduction
Krista Scott-Dixon

1. On the Origins of Gender
Darryl B. Hill

2. The Language Puzzle: Is Inclusive Language a Solution?
Alexander Pershai

3. Female by Surgery
Lesley Carter

4. Sometimes Boy, Sometimes Girl: Learning to be Genderqueer through a Child's Eyes
Shannon E. Wyss

5. Walking in the Shadows: Third Gender and Spirituality
Gigi Raven Wilbur

SECTION II: IDENTITIES & ALLIANCES

Introduction
Krista Scott-Dixon

6. Feminist Transmasculinities
reese simpkins

7. Where's the Beef? Masculinity as Performed by Feminists
Kyle Scanlon

8. Our Bodies Are Not Ourselves: Tranny Guys and the Racialized Class Politics of Embodiment
Bobby Noble

9. The Feminist Cross-Dresser
Miqqi Alicia Gilbert

10. Queer Femmes Loving FTMs: Towards an Erotic Transgendered Ethics
Susan Driver

11. It's a Long Way to the Top: Hierarchies of Legitimacy in Trans Communities
Alaina Hardie

12. Miss Whitey Says: A Rant Against Oppression in Mainstream Feminism
Ros Salvador

SECTION III: INCLUSION & EXCLUSION

Introduction
Margaret Denike

13. Acting Queerly: Lawyering for Trans People
barbara findlay

14. Women's SPaces Are Not Trans Spaces: Maintaining Boundaries of Respect
A. Nicki

15. The Ethics of Exclusion: Gender and Politics at the Michigan Womyn's Festival
Susanne Sreedhar & Michael Hand

16. Competing Claims from Disadvantaged Groups: Nixon v. Vancouver Rape Relief Society
Joanna Harris

17. Strategic Essentialism on Trial: Legal Interventions and Social Change
Lara Karaian

SECTION IV: SHELTER & VIOLENCE

Introduction
Krista Scott-Dixon

18. Understanding Transphobia: Authenticity and Sexual Violence
Talia Mae Bettcher

19. Safe at Home: Redefining the Politics of Rape and Its Aftermath
Lynnette Dubois

20. Anti-Violence Work in Transition
Joshua Golberg & Caroline White

21. Transforming Values / Engendering Policy
Wolfgang Vachon

Conclusion: Towards Transfeminisms
Krista Scott-Dixon

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