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CHANGING TRANSGENDER POLITICS

CHANGING TRANSGENDER POLITICS GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LeSBIAN AND GAy StUDIeS Amy L. Stone Transgender Rights Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter, eds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006. xxiv + 368 pp. Transgender rights have made considerable progress in the last decade, a progress reflected in the carefully edited anthology Transgender Rights, which both documents these changes and suggests strategies for further success. The editors’ selection of articles reflects their understanding of the complexity of transgender issues through their combined long history of involvement in the transgender community. Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter intentionally include articles from academics and activists, creating a synthesis that is simultaneously intellectual and practical. In the introduction, the editors describe transgender as an “expansive and complicated social category” (xv), acknowledging the complexities within the transgender community throughout the anthology. Their understanding of the necessity and limitations of legal transgender rights is reflected both in their introduction and in the organization of articles into three sections, the first on law, the next on history, and the last on politics of transgender rights. The first and largest section is written primarily by lawyers with extensive experience in transgender law and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies Duke University Press

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Publisher
Duke University Press
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© 2007 by Duke University Press
ISSN
1064-2684
eISSN
1064-2684
DOI
10.1215/10642684-2007-016
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GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LeSBIAN AND GAy StUDIeS Amy L. Stone Transgender Rights Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter, eds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006. xxiv + 368 pp. Transgender rights have made considerable progress in the last decade, a progress reflected in the carefully edited anthology Transgender Rights, which both documents these changes and suggests strategies for further success. The editors’ selection of articles reflects their understanding of the complexity of transgender issues through their combined long history of involvement in the transgender community. Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter intentionally include articles from academics and activists, creating a synthesis that is simultaneously intellectual and practical. In the introduction, the editors describe transgender as an “expansive and complicated social category” (xv), acknowledging the complexities within the transgender community throughout the anthology. Their understanding of the necessity and limitations of legal transgender rights is reflected both in their introduction and in the organization of articles into three sections, the first on law, the next on history, and the last on politics of transgender rights. The first and largest section is written primarily by lawyers with extensive experience in transgender law and

Journal

GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2007

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