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Beyond Trans - Does Gender Matter?

Beyond Trans - Does Gender Matter?

Author: Heath Fogg Davis
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October 2018

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Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories? Do they serve a real purpose or are these places and forms just mechanisms of exclusion? Heath Fogg Davis offers an impassioned call to rethink the usefulness of dividing the world into not just Male and Female categories but even additional categories of Transgender and gender fluid. Davis, himself a transgender man, explores the underlying gender-enforcing policies and customs in American life that have led to transgender bathroom bills, college admissions controversies, and more, arguing that it is necessary for our society to take real steps to challenge the assumption that gender matters. He examines four areas where we need to re-think our sex-classification systems: sex-marked identity documents such as birth certificates, drivers licenses and passports; sex-segregated public restrooms; single-sex colleges; and sex-segregated sports.

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General Fields

  • : 9781479858088
  • : New York University Press
  • : New York University Press
  • : September 2018
  • : ---length:- '9'width:- '6'units:- Inches
  • : October 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 208
  • : 306.7680973
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Heath Fogg Davis