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Understanding Trans Health : Discourse, Power and Possibility - by Ruth Pearce (Paperback)

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This is the first book to provide an in-depth sociological examination of the contemporary social and material conditions of health for transgender people. It draws upon the findings of a six-year ethnographic project in the United Kingdom that looked at the challenges faced by trans patients and the practitioners who work with them. Ruth Pearce shows that patients and practitioners are frequently divided by their different understandings of what it means for someone to be trans, a situation that is complicated by the operation of professional power within medical settings and that has profound consequences for both healthcare provision and for trans communities more widely.
Number of Pages: 255
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Sociology, Gender Studies, Disease & Health Issues
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Book theme: General
Author: Ruth Pearce
Language: English
Street Date: July 15, 2018
TCIN: 53364251
UPC: 9781447342359
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-3277
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