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Trans-feminist Voices Speak Out
Edited by Krista Scott-Dixon
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
SECTION I: NARRATIVES & VOICES
1. On the Origins of Gender
Darryl B. Hill
2. The Language Puzzle: Is Inclusive Language a Solution?
3. Female by Surgery
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
6. Feminist Transmasculinities
7. Where's the Beef? Masculinity as Performed by Feminists
8. Our Bodies Are Not Ourselves: Tranny Guys and the Racialized Class Politics of Embodiment
9. The Feminist Cross-Dresser
Miqqi Alicia Gilbert
10. Queer Femmes Loving FTMs: Towards an Erotic Transgendered Ethics
11. It's a Long Way to the Top: Hierarchies of Legitimacy in Trans Communities
12. Miss Whitey Says: A Rant Against Oppression in Mainstream Feminism
SECTION III: INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
13. Acting Queerly: Lawyering for Trans People
14. Women's SPaces Are Not Trans Spaces: Maintaining Boundaries of Respect
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
17. Strategic Essentialism on Trial: Legal Interventions and Social Change
SECTION IV: SHELTER & VIOLENCE
18. Understanding Transphobia: Authenticity and Sexual Violence
Talia Mae Bettcher
19. Safe at Home: Redefining the Politics of Rape and Its Aftermath
20. Anti-Violence Work in Transition
Joshua Golberg & Caroline White
21. Transforming Values / Engendering Policy
Conclusion: Towards Transfeminisms
"Trans/forming Feminisms takes feminist inquiry to a new level, beyond the traditional gender binary that generated feminism itself. Through the prism of trans experience, the clear voices assembled here provide a profound and thought-provoking exploration of gender-related political analysis and social justice initiatives. Highly recommended! I look forward to having this excellent book on my shelf!"
Jamison Green, activist and educator, author of Becoming a Visible Man
"Scott-Dixon's exciting new collection offers a compassionate, timely and deeply personal assortment of essays on trans life-experiences and political aspirations for what might be called a fourth-wave transfeminism."
Sheila L. Cavanagh, Assistant Professor of Sociology, York University
"Feminists have long been struggling with how to best relate to transgendered people -- and there have been some rough spots along the way. If you want to better understand some of the practical challenges and tough questions that transgendered people pose for feminist theory, you'll find Trans/forming Feminisms provides varied perspectives and valuable insights."
Aaron H. Devor, Dean, University of Victoria, author of FTM: Female-to-Male Transsexuals in Society
"Feminists have long been struggling with how to best relate to transgendered people — and there have been some rough spots along the way. If you want to better understand some of the practical challenges and tough questions that transgendered people pose for feminist theory, you'll find Trans/forming Feminisms provides varied perspectives and valuable insights."— Aaron H. Devor, Dean, University of Victoria
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