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Genderqueer and non-binary genders / Christina Richards, Walter Pierre Bouman, Meg-John Barker, editors.

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About this work


This book addresses the emerging field of genderqueer or non-binary genders - that is, individuals who do not identify as male or female. It considers theoretical, research, practice, and activist perspectives; and outlines a basis for good practice when working with non-binary individuals. The first section provides an overview of historical, legal and academic aspects of this phenomenon. The second section explores how psychotherapeutic, psychological and psychiatric theory and practice are adapting to a non-binary model of gender, and the third section considers the body related aspects, from endocrinology to surgery. This work will appeal to a wide readership, from practitioners working with non-binary individuals - including psychologists, surgeons, social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, psychotherapists and counselors, lawyers, and healthcare workers - to researchers interested in the study of gender identities, to students and gender activists.


London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]

Physical description

xv, 306 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Introduction / Christina Richards, Walter Pierre Bouman, and Meg-John Barker -- Part I. Societies -- History and cultural diversity / Ben Vincent and Ana Manzano -- Non-binary activism / S. Bear Bergman and Meg-John Barker -- Academic theory / Jay Stewart -- Law / Rob Clucas and Stephen Whittle -- Part II. Minds -- Psychotherapy / Meg-John Barker and Alex Iantaffi -- Psychiatry / Sarah Murjan and Walter Pierre Bouman -- Psychology / Christina Richards -- Part III. Bodies -- Child and adolescent endocrinology / Gary E. Butler -- Adult endocrinology / Leighton Seal -- Chest surgeries / Andrew Yelland -- Surgery for bodies commonly gendered as male / James Bellringer -- Genital surgery for bodies commonly gendered as female / David Ralph, Nim Christopher, and Giulio Garaffa -- Future directions / Alex Iantaffi.


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    History of Medicine
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