The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice Faye, Shon

The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

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THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Few books are as urgent as Shon Faye's debut ... Faye has hope for the future - and maybe so should we' Independent

'Unsparing, important and weighty ... a vitally needed antidote' Observer


'Takes the status quo by the lapels and gives it a shaking' Times Literary Supplement

Trans people in Britain today have become a culture war 'issue'. Despite making up less than one per cent of the country's population, they are the subjects of a toxic and increasingly polarized 'debate' which generates reliable controversy for newspapers and talk shows. This media frenzy conceals a simple fact: that we are having the wrong conversation, a conversation in which trans people themselves are reduced to a talking point and denied a meaningful voice.

In this powerful new book, Shon Faye reclaims the idea of the 'transgender issue' to uncover the reality of what it means to be trans in a transphobic society. In doing so, she provides a compelling, wide-ranging analysis of trans lives from youth to old age, exploring work, family, housing, healthcare, the prison system and trans participation in the LGBTQ+ and feminist communities, in contemporary Britain and beyond.

The Transgender Issue is a landmark work that signals the beginning of a new, healthier conversation about trans life. It is a manifesto for change, and a call for justice and solidarity between all marginalized people and minorities. Trans liberation, as Faye sees it, goes to the root of what our society is and what it could be; it offers the possibility of a more just, free and joyful world for all of us.

'Fundamentally not a culture-war book. It operates outside the narrow coverage of trans people in the mainstream, and lays bare the inarguable facts' New Statesman

'Monumental and utterly convincing - crystal clear in its understanding of how the world should be' Judith Butler



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780241423141
BY (AUTHOR) Faye, Shon
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : September 02, 2021
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Allen Lane
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Relating to Trans / Transgender people or gender minorities
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 240 mm x 162 mm
WEIGHT : 536 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Society & Social Sciences
DESCRIPTION : THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Few books are as urgent as Shon Faye's debut ... Faye has hope for the future - and maybe so should we' Independent'Unsparing, important and weighty ... a vitally needed antidote' Observer'Takes the status quo by the lapels and gives it a shaking' Times Literary SupplementTrans people in Britain today have become a culture war 'issue'. Despite making up less than one per cent of the country's population, they are the subjects of a toxic and increasingly polarized 'debate' which generates reliable controversy for newspapers and talk shows. This media frenzy conceals a simple fact: that we are having the wrong conversation, a conversation in which trans people themselves are reduced to a talking point and denied a meaningful voice.In this powerful new book, Shon Faye reclaims the idea of the 'transgender issue' to uncover the reality of what it means to be trans in a transphobic society. In doing so, she provides a compelling, wide-ranging analysis of trans lives from youth to old age, exploring work, family, housing, healthcare, the prison system and trans participation in the LGBTQ+ and feminist communities, in contemporary Britain and beyond.The Transgender Issue is a landmark work that signals the beginning of a new, healthier conversation about trans life. It is a manifesto for change, and a call for justice and solidarity between all marginalized people and minorities. Trans liberation, as Faye sees it, goes to the root of what our society is and what it could be; it offers the possibility of a more just, free and joyful world for all of us.'Fundamentally not a culture-war book. It operates outside the narrow coverage of trans people in the mainstream, and lays bare the inarguable facts' New Statesman'Monumental and utterly convincing - crystal clear in its understanding of how the world should be' Judith Butler PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780241423141 BY (AUTHOR) Faye, Shon PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : September 02, 2021 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Allen Lane LANGUAGE : English AGE : Relating to Trans / Transgender people or gender minorities PRODUCT FORM : Hardback DIMENSION : 240 mm x 162 mm WEIGHT : 536 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Society & Social Sciences