Trans Lives in a Globalizing World: Rights, Identities and Politics, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Trans Lives in a Globalizing World

Rights, Identities and Politics, 1st Edition

Edited by J. Michael Ryan


240 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780367193348
pub: 2020-08-14
SAVE ~$8.99
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 14th August 2020
Hardback: 9780367193324
pub: 2020-08-14
SAVE ~$31.00
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 14th August 2020

FREE Standard Shipping!


This volume seeks to explore contemporary trans lives in a world that is both global and increasingly globalizing, examining the nuances of the rights, identities, and politics that make up the varied spectrum of what has come to be included under the largely Western imposed label of "trans".

Trans identities and rights have become increasingly prominent in the social imagination in recent years, and in a growing number of locales have also become hot button political issues. As trans individuals are demanding, and gaining, their rights, these debates are bringing issues of trans lives to the forefront of politics and into social discussions in nearly every country in the world today. In a series of essays covering the key themes of Identities, Rights, and Politics, this interdisciplinary collection presents an international range of topics spanning human rights and asylum seekers, to the Hijras of South Asia, and gender-affirming surgeries, all placing trans lives in a global(ized) context.

This is an important contribution from a diverse group of established and emerging scholars seeking to position trans and transgender research in a global framework. It will be of key interest to researchers in Trans Studies, Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Cultural and Media Studies, Sociology, Politics, and Anthropology and for introductory courses in gender and LGBT issues.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Trans Lives In A Global(-Izing) World: Rights, Identities, And Politics

J. Michael Ryan

Section I: Trans Identities

Chapter 2: Displaying Trans (In)Visibilities

Ana Cristina Marques

Chapter 3: Globalization And Change Among The Hijras Of South Asia

Adnan Hossain & Serena Nanda

Chapter 4: Non-Binary Identity And The Double Edged Sword Of Globalization

Chassitty N. Fiani & Christine R. Serpe

Chapter 5: (Re)Making "Transgender" Identities In Global Media And Popular Culture

Thomas J. Billard & Sam Nesfield

Section Ii: Trans Rights

Chapter 6: Medicalized Transgender Bodies: Depriving Autonomy, Confering Humanness, And Bestowing Cisgenderism

Jm Dewey

Chapter 7: Gender Affirming Surgeries In A Global Context: The Role Of Medical, Legal, And Social Norms

Maeghan Ross & Tim C. Van De Grift

Chapter 8: A Transgender Perspective On Human Rights: The Case Of The World Bank And The United States Agency For International Development

Chloe Schwenke

Section Iii: Trans Politics

Chapter 9: Stronger Together: The Global Shift To Transgender-Inclusive Armed Forces

Adam F. Yerke

Chapter 10: Moving Elsewhere: The Complex Genealogies Of Trans Studies In The Academy

Nael Bhanji & Chase Joynt

Chapter 11: Fleeing Across The Globe: Trans Asylum Seekers

Nan Seuffert

Chapter 12: Legal Gender Recognition: Building The Infrastructure For Trans Communities To Thrive

Kyle Knight

About the Editor

J. Michael Ryan is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan). He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland (United States of America). Dr. Ryan was previously a researcher for the TRANSRIGHTS Project at The University of Lisbon (Portugal) and has taught courses at The American University in Cairo (Egypt), Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) (Ecuador), and at the University of Maryland. Before returning to academia, Dr. Ryan worked as a research methodologist at the National Center for Health Statistics in Washington, D.C. He is the editor of Essential Concepts in Sociology (2018), and co-editor of Gender in the Contemporary Middle East (with Helen Rizzo, 2020), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory (with Bryan Turner et. al., 2017), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies (with Daniel T. Cook, 2015), and The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology (with George Ritzer, 2011). He also served as an advisory editor on The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies