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Gender and Sexual Identity

Transcending Feminist and Queer Theory

  • Julie L. Nagoshi
  • Craig T. Nagoshi
  • Stephan/ie Brzuzy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy
    Pages 1-13
  3. Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy
    Pages 15-29
  4. Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy
    Pages 31-54
  5. Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy
    Pages 55-72
  6. Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy
    Pages 73-89
  7. Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy
    Pages 91-106
  8. Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy
    Pages 107-125
  9. Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy
    Pages 127-142
  10. Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy
    Pages 143-160
  11. Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy
    Pages 161-176
  12. Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy
    Pages 177-189
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 191-239

About this book

Introduction

Transgender individuals--those who live outside conventional binary gender constructs--challenge what we know about how identity works. Their experiences provide rare insights into not only gender and sexuality but also self-perception and identity construction, both personal and social.

The first volume specifically on the topic, Gender and Sexual Identity presents transgender theory in depth, differentiating it from feminist and queer theories as well as from biological essentialist views on gender. Identifying a middle ground between qualitative and quantitative findings on gender, the authors analyze fluidly embodied, socially constructed, and self-constructed aspects of identity in transgendered individuals' lives. This focus on lived experience illustrates how these facets of identity can unite in an integrated self, and how this self can become a springboard for empowerment and advocacy as well as understanding across the gender spectrum. Included in the coverage: 

  • Feminist and queer theories: responses to the social construction of gender.
  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to socially constructed identities.
  • Transgender and trans-identity theory.
  • Embodied identities, intersectionality, and narratives of lived experiences.
  • Practice and personal empowerment.
  • Coalition building based on socially constructed oppressed identities.

 Gender and Sexual Identity breaks significant new ground at the theoretical, research, and practice levels, and has the potential to transform the work of researchers and practitioners in the fields of gender studies, social work, psychology, sociology, and counseling.

Keywords

Coalition Building Embodied Identities Feminist Theory Fluid Identity Gender Assignment Gender Roles Heteronormative LGBQT Studies Qualitative Research in Social Work Quantitative Research in Social Work Queer Theory Sexual Identity Sexual Orientation Social Work Research Socially Constructed Identity Traditional Gender Identity Binaries Trans-identity Theory Transexuality Transgender Theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Julie L. Nagoshi
    • 1
  • Craig T. Nagoshi
    • 2
  • Stephan/ie Brzuzy
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Social WorkUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychology & School of Social WorkUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA
  3. 3.Vice President for Accreditation RelationsHigher Learning Commission of the North Central AssociationChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8966-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8965-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8966-5
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