Recognizing Transsexuals: Personal, Political and Medicolegal Embodiment

Recognizing Transsexuals: Personal, Political and Medicolegal Embodiment

by Zowie Davy

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Recognizing Transsexuals is the first sociological examination of how the bodies of transpeople are figured and reconfigured in socio, politico and medico-legal contexts while considering the impact of these shifts. It will be of interest to those concerned with embodiment, the sociology of law, sexology, medical sociology and gender theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409492917
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dr Zowie Davy is Lecturer and Research Assistant in the Department of Sociology at The University of Lincoln, UK

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: universal shifts?; Shifting the medicolegal constructions of transsexuals' embodiment and bodily aesthetics; Theorizing trans embodiment and bodily aesthetics; Recognizing transmen's body projects; Recognizing transwomen's body projects; Recognizing transsexuals' agency; Framing bodies in trans-community organizations (T-CO); Conclusion: a springboard from which to leap; References; Index.

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