Genderqueer and Non-Binary Genders

  • Christina Richards
  • Walter Pierre  Bouman
  • Meg-John Barker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Christina Richards, Walter Pierre Bouman, Meg-John Barker
    Pages 1-8
  3. Societies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Ben Vincent, Ana Manzano
      Pages 11-30
    3. S. Bear Bergman, Meg-John Barker
      Pages 31-51
    4. Jay Stewart
      Pages 53-72
    5. Law
      Rob Clucas, Stephen Whittle
      Pages 73-99
  4. Minds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Meg-John Barker, Alex Iantaffi
      Pages 103-124
    3. Sarah Murjan, Walter Pierre Bouman
      Pages 125-140
    4. Christina Richards
      Pages 141-167
  5. Bodies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Gary E. Butler
      Pages 171-182
    3. Leighton Seal
      Pages 183-223
    4. Andrew Yelland
      Pages 225-245
    5. James Bellringer
      Pages 247-263
    6. David Ralph, Nim Christopher, Giulio Garaffa
      Pages 265-282
    7. Alex Iantaffi
      Pages 283-296
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-306

About this book


This book addresses the emerging field of genderqueer or non-binary genders - that is, individuals who do not identify as male or female. It considers theoretical, research, practice, and activist perspectives; and outlines a basis for good practice when working with non-binary individuals. 

The first section provides an overview of historical, legal and academic aspects of this phenomenon. The second section explores how psychotherapeutic, psychological and psychiatric theory and practice are adapting to a non-binary model of gender, and the third section considers the body related aspects, from endocrinology to surgery. 

This work will appeal to a wide readership, from practitioners working with non-binary individuals - including psychologists, surgeons, social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, psychotherapists and counselors, lawyers, and healthcare workers - to researchers interested in the study of gender identities, to students and gender activists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christina Richards
    • 1
  • Walter Pierre  Bouman
    • 2
  • Meg-John Barker
    • 3
  1. 1.Nottingham Center for Transgender HealthNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Nottingham Center for Transgender HealthNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Psychology in the Social SciencesThe Open University Psychology in the Social SciencesMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom

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