Transgender Rights

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Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, Shannon Minter
U of Minnesota Press, 2006 - Social Science - 368 pages
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"Transgender Rights packs a surprising amount of information into a small space. Offering spare, tightly executed essays, this slim volume nonetheless succeeds in creating a spectacular, well-researched compendium of the transgender movement." -Law Library Journal

Over the past three decades, the transgender movement has gained visibility and achieved significant victories. Discrimination has been prohibited in several states, dozens of municipalities, and more than two hundred private companies, while hate crime laws in eight states have been amended to include gender identity. Yet prejudice and violence against transgender people remain all too common.

With analysis from legal and policy experts, activists and advocates, Transgender Rights assesses the movement's achievements, challenges, and opportunities for future action. Examining crucial topics like family law, employment policies, public health, economics, and grassroots organizing, this groundbreaking book is an indispensable resource in the fight for the freedom and equality of those who cross gender boundaries. Moving beyond media representations to grapple with the real lives and issues of transgender people, Transgender Rights will launch a new moment for human rights activism in America.

Contributors: Kylar W. Broadus, Judith Butler, Mauro Cabral, Dallas Denny, Taylor Flynn, Phyllis Randolph Frye, Julie A. Greenberg, Morgan Holmes, Bennett H. Klein, Jennifer L. Levi, Ruthann Robson, Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Dean Spade, Kendall Thomas, Paula Viturro, Willy Wilkinson.

Paisley Currah is associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College, executive director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute.

Richard M. Juang cochairs the advisory board of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) in Washington, DC. He has taught at Oberlin College and Susquehanna University. He is the lead editor of NCTE's Responding to Hate Crimes: A Community Resource Manual and coeditor of Transgender Justice, which explores models of activism.

Shannon Price Minter is legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute.
  

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There are some good points made in the articles in this book but after the first few, the theme is clear and the rest just seem tedious. Read full review

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Contents

Gender Pluralisms under the Transgender Umbrella Paisley Currah
3
The Ties That Dont Bind Transgender Family Law and the Unmaking of Families Taylor Flynn
32
The Roads Less Traveled The Problem with Binary Sex Categories Julie A Greenberg
51
Pursuing Protection for Transgender People through Disability Laws Jennifer L Levi and Bennett H Klein
74
The Evolution of Employment Discrimination Protections for Transgender People Kylar W Broadus
93
Deciding Fate or Protecting a Developing Autonomy? Intersex Children and the Colombian Constitutional Court Morgan Holmes
102
The Rights of Intersexed Infants and Children Decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court Bogota Colombia 12 May 1999 SU33799 Translated ...
122
PART II HISTORY
139
PART III POLITICS
215
Compliance Is Gendered Struggling for GenderSelf Determination in a Hostile Economy Dean Spade
217
Transgendering the Politics of Recognition Richard M Juang
242
TransJSexual Citizenship in Contemporary Argentina Mauro Cabral A I Grinspan and Paula Viturro
262
Undiagnosing Gender Judith Butler
274
Reinscribing Normality? The Law and Politics of Transgender Marriage Ruthann Robson
299
Are Transgender Rights In human Rights? Kendall Thomas
310
The International Bill of Gender Rights
327

Do Transsexuals Dream of Gay Rights? Getting Real about Transgender Inclusion Shannon Price Minter
141
Transgender Communities of the United States in the Late Twentieth Century Dallas Denny
171
Public Health Gains of the Transgender Community in San Francisco Grassroots Organizing and CommunityBased Research Willy Wilkinson
192
Contributors
333
Index
339
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About the author (2006)

Paisley Currah received a B.A. from Queen's University at Kingston, Canada, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He teaches at Brooklyn College. He has written widely on the legal status of transgender and gender nonconforming people in the US and co-edited a special issue of Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC

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