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The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice (Hardback)

By Faye, Shon

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    30 Nov 21

Trans people in Britain today have become a culture war 'issue'. Despite making up less than 1% of the country's population, they are the subjects of a toxic and increasingly polarised 'debate', which generates reliable controversy for newspapers and talk shows. This media frenzy... conceals a simple fact: that we are having the wrong conversation, a conversation in which trans people themselves are reduced to a talking point and denied a meaningful voice. In this powerful new book, Shon Faye reclaims the idea of the 'transgender issue' to uncover the reality of what it means to be trans in a transphobic society. In doing so, she provides a compelling, wide-ranging analysis of trans lives from youth to old age, exploring work, family, housing, healthcare, the prison system, and trans participation in the LGBTQ+ and feminist communities, in contemporary Britain and beyond. The Transgender Issue is a landmark work that signals the beginning of a new, healthier conversation about trans life. It is a manifesto for change, and a call for justice and solidarity between all marginalised people and minorities. Trans liberation, as Faye sees it, goes to the root of what our society is and what it could be; it offers the possibility of a more just, free and joyful world for all of us.
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ISBN 9780241423141
Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241423141
Stock Release date is 30 November 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 30 Nov 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Faye, Shon
Category Gender Studies
Social Classes
Equal Opportunities
Political Science & Theory
Human Rights
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code 306.768
Weight 536g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Transgender people - Social conditions - Great Britain
NBS Text Gender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly