Transgender: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Aaron Devor
  • Ardel Haefele-Thomas
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  • ISBN-10: 1440856915
  • ISBN-13: 9781440856914
  • DDC: 306.76
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This title 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Sixty Years of Transgender Culture and Care in the Netherlands.
4: The Tortuous Path to Creative Liberation.
5: An Accidental Activist.
6: Transgender and Jewish.
7: Parental Research and Advocacy in Canada: One Mother's Journey.
8: Transgender Care Program at Quest Community Health Centre.
9: Two-Spirit Conversations and Work: Subtle and at the Same Time Radically Different.
10: (In)visible Transgender Bodies: A View from Tamil Nadu, India.
11: Pressing for Change: The Foundation Stone of a Gender-Queer Europe.
12: A Trans Youth at Catholic School.
13: WHO, the ICD, and the Young Children.
14: Birth, Death, and Things in Between: Challenges of Aging for Gender Non-Conforming Persons.
15: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
16: Data.
17: Documents.
About the Authors.