History Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences

Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U. S. Security State

Using an interdisciplinary framework, Mia Fischer connects media coverage with state regulation of transgender people to show how, despite their increased visibility in national discourse, dominant representations of trans people as deceptive, deviant, and threatening are used to justify, even normalize, state-sanctioned violence against transgender communities. The increased visibility of transgender people in mainstream media,…

Natural Sciences Nonfiction Social Sciences

The Remarkable Rise of Transgender Rights

While medical identification and treatment of gender dysphoria have existed for decades, the development of transgender as a “collective political identity” is a recent construct. Over the past twenty-five years, the transgender movement has gained statutory nondiscrimination protections at the state and local levels, hate crimes protections in a number of states, inclusion in a…

Biography Classics Critique History Humanities Law/Legal Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves

There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical or biological) is as variable as gender (traditionally thought of…

Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences

Just One of the Guys? Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality

The fact that men and women continue to receive unequal treatment at work is a point of contention among politicians, the media, and scholars. Common explanations for this disparity range from biological differences between the sexes to the conscious and unconscious biases that guide hiring and promotion decisions. Just One of the Guys? sheds new…

Anthology Art Critique Nonfiction Photography Reference/Guide/Manual Social Sciences

Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

The (design) career guide for everyone! Extra Bold is the inclusive, practical, and informative career handbook that we’ve all been waiting for. Part textbook and part comic book, zine, manifesto, survival guide, and self-help manual, Extra Bold is filled with stories and ideas that don’t show up in other career books or design overviews. The…

Anthology Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Transgender, Translation, Translingual Address

The emergence of transgender communities into the public eye over the past few decades has brought some new understanding, but also renewed outbreaks of violent backlash. In Transgender, Translation, Translingual Address Douglas Robinson seeks to understand the “translational” or “translingual” dialogues between cisgendered and transgendered people. Drawing on a wide range of LGBT scholars, philosophers,…

Anthology Critique Essay History Nonfiction Social Sciences

Trans-feminism: exploring the connections between feminism and transgender

A zine produced by the Feminist Activist Forum in July 2008. Contents include: – Changing the stories of trans-sexuality: A conversation between Red and Kris – Policed Social Boundaries by Robin – Trans-Feminism by Sherry O. – Why I Am A Trans Ally by Debi – 10 reasons why I am such a bad (tranny)…

Critique Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences

The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution

Some “boys” will only wear dresses; some “girls” refuse to wear dresses; in both cases, as Ann Travers shows in this fascinating account of the lives of transgender kids, these are often more than just wardrobe choices. Travers shows that from very early ages, some at two and three years old, these kids find themselves…