Trans* in College

Trans* in College

Transgender Students' Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion

Book - 2017
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This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author's own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders. This book is addressed as much to trans* students themselves -- offering them a frame to understand the genders that mark them as different and to address the feelings brought on by the weight of that difference -- as it is to faculty, student affairs professionals, and college administrators, opening up the implications for the classroom and the wider campus. This book not only remedies the paucity of literature on trans* college students, but does so from a perspective of resiliency and agency. Rather than situating trans* students as problems requiring accommodation, this book problematizes the college environment and frames trans* students as resilient individuals capable of participating in supportive communities and kinship networks, and of developing strategies to promote their own success.
Publisher: Sterling, VA : Stylus Publishing, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781620364550
1620364557
9781620364567
1620364565
Characteristics: xiv, 208 p. ; 24 cm

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