9780231157131

Transgender 101 : A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue

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  • ISBN13:

    9780231157131

  • ISBN10:

    0231157134

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/15/2012
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr

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Summary

Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its effect on family and friends, the relationship between sexual orientation, and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism. The volume covers the characteristics of Gender Identity Disorder/Gender Dysphoria and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of non-transgender society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. Featuring men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications, this book is written for students, professionals, friends, and family members.

Author Biography

Nicholas M. Teich is a licensed social worker pursuing a Ph.D. in social policy at Brandeis University. A member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, he trains and educates groups about gender issues and is the founder and president of Camp Aranu'tiq, the first-ever summer camp for transgender children.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introduction: Why This Book Was Written and How It Is Laid Outp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
What Does It Mean to Be Transgender?: An Introduction to the Termp. 1
Sexual Orientation Versus Gender: WhatĂs the Difference?p. 14
Coming Out as Transgender: When, Why, and How People Come Outp. 29
Transition: The Social, the Emotional, and the Medicalp. 45
The History of Transgenderism and Its Evolution Over Timep. 62
Transgenderism as a Mental Health Issue: The Controversy Over Transgender Identity as a Disorderp. 79
Discrimination: Exploring the Barriers That Transpeople Facep. 97
Lesser-Known Types of Transgenderism: Understanding Cross-Dressers, Genderqueer People, Drag Queens, and Morep. 114
Glossaryp. 129
Resources For Readersp. 137
Notesp. 141
Bibliographyp. 153
Indexp. 161
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