Trans Lives in a Globalizing World: Rights, Identities and Politics (Paperback)

Trans Lives in a Globalizing World: Rights, Identities and Politics By J. Michael Ryan (Editor) Cover Image
By J. Michael Ryan (Editor)
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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.

About the Author

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. He has previously held academic positions in Portugal, Egypt, Ecuador, and the United States of America. 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 multiple volumes including COVID-19: Global pandemic, societal responses, ideological solutions (Routledge 2021), COVID-19: Social consequences and cultural adaptations (Routledge 2021), Core Concepts in Sociology (Wiley 2019), and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa: Contemporary issues and challenges (Lynne-Rienner 2020, with Helen Rizzo).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367193348
ISBN-10: 0367193345
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 1st, 2020
Pages: 226
Language: English