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Trans Like Me

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What does it mean to be transgender? How do we discuss the subject? In this eye-opening book, CN Lester , academic and activist, t... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

What does it mean to be transgender? How do we discuss the subject? In this eye-opening book, CN Lester , academic and activist, takes us on a journey through some of the most pressing issues concerning the trans debate: from pronouns to Caitlyn Jenner; from feminist and LGBTQ activists, to the rise in referrals for gender variant children - all by way of insightful and moving passages about the author's own experience. Trans Like Me shows us how to strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels. 'I finished with more insight and knowledge than I ever expected' Stylist 'One of the year's most important books on transgender identity' Gay Times 'A moving, learned and essential voice at the razor edge of gender politics' Laurie Penny

Refreshing and accessible

Vorwort
An agenda-setting, emotionally engaging book on transgender identity.

Autorentext
CN Lester is an academic, musician and leading UK trans rights activist. A critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Lester also works as a composer and classical performer; their musicological research focuses on Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi. Lester consults and educates on trans issues with a wide range of organizations, including Channel 4 and the Huffington Post, and has written for the Independent, New Internationalist and New Statesman.

Klappentext

CN Lester takes the reader through the most pressing questions in the transgender debate, combined with a charged personal narrative of what it means to be a transgender person today. Trans Like Me shows us how we are all defined by ideas of gender, whether we live our lives as he, she or they, and how we can strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels. It also covers hotly contested topics such as the rise in referrals for gender variant children, feminism's treatment of the trans community, and the mainstream media's 'trans moment', among much more.



Zusammenfassung

What does it mean to be transgender?

How do we discuss the subject?

In this eye-opening book, CN Lester, academic and activist, takes us on a journey through some of the most pressing issues concerning the trans debate: from pronouns to Caitlyn Jenner; from feminist and LGBTQ activists, to the rise in referrals for gender variant children - all by way of insightful and moving passages about the author's own experience. Trans Like Me shows us how to strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels.

'I finished with more insight and knowledge than I ever expected' Stylist

'One of the year's most important books on transgender identity' Gay Times

'A moving, learned and essential voice at the razor edge of gender politics' Laurie Penny



Inhalt

Virago

Produktinformationen

Titel: Trans Like Me
Untertitel: A Journey for All of Us
Autor:
EAN: 9780349008608
ISBN: 0349008604
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Briefe & Biografien
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Gewicht: 320g
Größe: H233mm x B151mm x T22mm
Jahr: 2017

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