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Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men
Based on 150 in-depth interviews, this text brings together the voices of sex- and gender-diverse people who speak with absolute candor about their lives.
Hardcover, 213 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by University Press of New England
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I am, by training and life experience, a clinical psychologist, although I now prefer the title to be psycho/spiritual therapist. For personal reasons that I do not claim to fully understand, the issue of gender has long fascinated me. Currently, our society, the West, recognizes and defends a binary system of gender classification, i.e., you are either a boy or a girl. There are certain societal expectations of boys and girls, to which our culture clings more or less rigidly where ever you ...more
A great introduction to transgender, transsexuality, genderqueer, and intersex. Relies a little too much on the scientific/biological "justifications" for these gendered and embodied experiences. And it would have been great if Girshick would have had a more diverse sample, although that is very hard for researchers to control. But otherwise a very good book.