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transForming genderTransgender practices of identity, intimacy and care$
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Sally Hines

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349163

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349163.001.0001

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transForming gender

Sally Hines

Policy Press

This book explores a range of gender identities and experiences that fall under the broad umbrella of ‘transgender’. This term relates to a diversity of practices that call into question traditional ways of seeing gender and its relationship with sex and sexuality. The book investigates both Male to Female and Female to Male transgender practices, and draws on interviews with people who identify as transsexual and those who articulate more fluctuating gender identities. Additionally, it explains how the social structures of gender and sexuality impact upon understandings, practices, and experiences of transgender, and the ways in which these issues feed into debates around identity, intimacy, care, social movements, and citizenship. An overview of the chapters included in the book is provided.

Keywords:   transgender, sex, sexuality, gender identities, social structures, identity, intimacy, care, social movements, citizenship

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