Gender and Sexual Identity: Transcending Feminist and Queer Theory, 1st Edition

  • Julie L. Nagoshi
  • Craig T. Nagoshi
  • Stephanie Brzuzy Arizona State University
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  • ISBN-10: 1461489660
  • ISBN-13: 9781461489665
  • DDC: 306.768
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 239 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The first comprehensive presentation of an explicitly transgender theory. This theory goes beyond feminist and queer theory by incorporating the idea of fluid embodiment and lived experience in conceptualizing gender and sexual identity. Beyond developing a formulation of transgender theory that incorporates the socially constructed, embodied, and self-constructed aspects of identity in the narrative of lived experiences, the authors discuss the implications of this "trans-identity theory" for theory, research, and practice.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Overview.
2: Feminist and Queer Theories: The Response to the Social Construction of Gender.
3: The Quantitative/Positivist Approach to Socially Constructed Identities.
4: The Qualitative Approach to Socially Constructed Identities.
5: Transgender and Trans-Identity Theory.
6: Embodied Identities.
7: Intersectionality and Narratives of Lived Experiences.
8: Practice and Personal Empowerment.
9: Coalition Building with Intersectional Identities.
10: Coalition Building Based on Socially Constructed Oppressed Identities.
Appendix A: Assessing Individual Readiness.
Appendix B: Cultural Competency Assessment.
Appendix C: Resource Guide.