Transgender Day of Remembrance: An eBook Special

Say their names. For Transgender Day of Remembrance, we’re honoring those who lost their lives in anti-transgender violence with a list of important works in transgender studies. Browse the books below and order each eBook for just $1.99 through the end of November.

Offer good through November 30, 2021, only available through US retailers.

Trans-Affirmative Parenting

Raising Kids Across the Gender Spectrum

by Elizabeth Rahilly

“This insightful book explores the contours of an emerging style of child-centered parenting and the corresponding conceptual work performed by parents as they confront new possibilities relating to gender and identity … This book engages with an impressive range of questions of theoretical value to sociologists and it will likely find an eager audience among those who study gender, childhood, family, and parenting.”—Gender & Society

“Elizabeth Rahilly provides a unique and timely analysis of how parents of transgender and gender nonconforming children understand their children’s gender…This book is easy to read and informative. This book could be of interest to scholars working on issues about gender, sexuality, and the family. For scholars of the family, this study is an excellent example of child-drive, child-centered parenting that fits into a growing body of literature on intensive mothering“—Social Forces

The Trans Generation

How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution

by Ann Travers

“Compassionate and pragmatic, this is the book about trans kids that every parent, teacher, coach, caregiver, and policymaker needs to read!”—Heath Fogg Davis, Author of Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?

“Ann Travers’s The Trans Generation is an astounding and essential qualitative study that collects heartfelt, honest anecdotes from a variety of transgender children and their parents.”—Foreword Reviews

“Walks readers through challenges that transgender children face in schools, in public spaces, with their parents, and navigating health care…A useful text.”—Library Journal

Growing Up Queer

Kids and the Remaking of LGBTQ Identity

by Mary Robertson

“Illuminating…Robertson examine[s] how youth today form queer identities.This accessibly written inquiry will be of interest to queer readers, sociologists, and gender studies enthusiasts alike.”—Publishers Weekly

“Whereas a wide swath of scholarly and mainstream attention to LGBTQ youth has emphasized either their vulnerability or their resilience, Robertson challenges this binary by serving as a conduit for queer youth’s voices and experiences that reflect much more complicated realities.”—American Journal of Sociology

Beyond Trans

Does Gender Matter?

by Heath Fogg Davis

“In a lively and accessible style, Davis questions the administrative and social practices of labeling individuals sex or gender solely in correspondence with the binary categories of female or male. He challenges the validity of sex-identifying documents and sex-segregated facilities or institutions even competitive sports as solutions to privacy, safety, or equality. This is a thought-provoking and highly relevant subject, perfect for todays political and cultural debates.”—Jamison Green, author of Becoming a Visible Man

“Davis’s book is the quintessential transgender issue primer.”—Plentitude Magazine

Struggling for Ordinary

Media and Transgender Belonging in Everyday Life

by Andre Cavalcante

“Across the seven chapters of his book, Cavalcante traces a clean arc from the history of transgender media portrayals, to how those portrayals shaped what trans people thought possible in their own lives, to the strategies trans audiences developed to manage the affective toll of negative portrayals, and finally to how media became (limited) tools to managing the accomplishment of quotidian tasks.”—International Journal of Communication

The Life and Death of Latisha King

A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia

by Gayle Salamon

“With transness facing the threat of possible governmental erasure, I can think of no book more important than Gayle Salamon’s The Life and Death of Latisha King. . . . Salamon brilliantly renders how gendered violence, trans erasure, and what the phenomenologist Edmund Husserl calls ‘retroactive crossing out’ can produce a transphobic imagination.”—The Paris Review

The Life and Death of Latisha King is no ordinary true-crime narrative, but a hard-hitting philosophical investigation into gender and its cultural depiction.”—Foreword Reviews

Transforming Citizenships

Transgender Articulations of the Law

by Isaac West

“Challenging critiques of the LGBTQ rights movement that portray it as an assimilationist, uncritical adoption of heterosexual norms, Transforming Citizenships offers a robust account of transgender citizenship claims and their world-making potentials. In conceptualizing the law not as an abstraction but as enacted in everyday articulations beyond the courtroom, West compellingly shows how transformative different sorts of legal engagements might be.”—Paisley Currah, co-editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly

“West uses the lens of transgender to show how citizenship can be performatively produced.”—Choice

The Gender Trap

Parents and the Pitfalls of Raising Boys and Girls

by Emily W. Kane

“With insight and compassion, Kane shows how today’s parents, even those with egalitarian intentions, too often still nudge their children toward narrow binary conceptions of gender. But Kane’s is not simply a story of social reproduction; she shows how parents variously understand, navigate, and even sometimes resist the gender trap, pointing the way to a more humane world for all of our children.”—Michael A. Messner, author of It’s All for the Kids: Gender, Families and Youth Sports

“A fascinating and important exploration and analysis of how parents navigate the gender trap.”—Cordelia Fine, author of Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

In a Queer Time and Place

Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives

by J. Jack Halberstam

“An extremely honest and provocative book. Judith Halberstam’s In A Queer Time and Place both validates and admires the beauty of the transperson as well as the genderqueer in this new era of identity performance. It is an incredible portrayal of the partnership between trans issues and gay and lesbian issues that I applaud with a full heart.”—JD Samson, from the band Le Tigre

“Halberstam’s text is academically important, critiquing identity politics and examining uncommon but essential transgender representations in art, film, and society”—The Bloomsbury Review

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