Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue by Nicholas TeichTransgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue by Nicholas Teich

Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue

byNicholas Teich

Paperback | March 13, 2012

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Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its effect on family and friends, the relationship between sexual orientation, and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism. The volume covers the characteristics of Gender Identity Disorder/Gender Dysphoria and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of non-transgender society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. Featuring men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications, this book is written for students, professionals, friends, and family members.
Nicholas M. Teich is a licensed social worker pursuing a Ph.D. in social policy at Brandeis University. A member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, he trains and educates groups about gender issues and is the founder and president of Camp Aranu'tiq, the first-ever summer camp for transgender children.
Title:Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex IssueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pagesPublished:March 13, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231157134

ISBN - 13:9780231157131

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why This Book Was Written and How It Is Laid Out
1. What Does It Mean to be Transgender?: An Introduction to the Term
2. Sexual Orientation Versus Gender: What's the Difference?
3. Coming Out as Transgender: When
4. Transition: The Social
5. The History of Transgenderism and Its Evolution Over Time
6. Transgenderis as a Mental Health Issue: The Controversy Over Transgender Identity as a Disorder
7. Discrimination: Exploring the Barriers That Transpeople Face
8. Lesser-Known Types of Transgenderism: Understanding Cross-Dressers
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Resources for Readers

Editorial Reviews

...highly recommended reading as a user-friendly introduction.