"Each title in the Unlocking Current Issues series presents the evolution of a salient current issue, with a focus on providing historical evidence of key moments in the development of the issue through excerpts of primary documents and contextual information, and a clear summary of positions. This volume focuses on transgender life"--
Introduction: toward a trans-of-color critique of medicine -- The racial plasticity of gender and the child -- Before transsexuality: the transgender child from the 1900s to the 1930s -- Sex in crisis: intersex children in the 1950s and the invention of gender -- From Johns Hopkins to the Midwest: transgender childhood in the 1960s -- Transgender boyhood, race, and puberty in the 1970s -- Conclusion: how to bring your kids up trans
Introduction -- Coming out (or not) as trans -- Transgender experience in LGBTQIA communities -- Transgender experience in cisgender realities -- Transgender experiences with religion -- Transgender experience with medical science -- Conclusion -- Methodological appendix -- Bibliography -- Index.
"While efforts to include gay and lesbian athletes in competitive sport have received significant attention, it is only recently that we have begun examining the experiences of transgender athletes in competitive sport. This book represents the first comprehensive study of the challenges that transgender athletes face in competitive sport; and the challenges they pose for this sex-segregated institution. Beginning with a discussion of the historical role that sport has played in preserving sex as a binary, the book examines how gender has been policed by policymakers within competitive athletics. It also considers how transgender athletes are treated by a system predicated on separating males from females, consequently forcing transgender athletes to negotiate the system in coercive ways. The book not only exposes our culture's binary thinking in terms of both sex and gender, but also offers a series of thought-provoking and sometimes contradictory recommendations for how to make sport more hospitable, inclusive and equitable. Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport is important reading for all students and scholars of the sociology of sport with an interest in the relationship between sport and gender, politics, identity and ethics" --