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Beyond Transition : Life Course Challenges of Trans* People

Author:
Seeber, Andrew
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Sociology
Degree Supervisor:
Verta Taylor and France Winddance Twine
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2015
Issued Date:
2015
Topics:
Gender studies and Sociology
Keywords:
Trans*.
Intersectionality
Identity Theory
Gender Studies
Transgender
Life Course
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015
Description:

This study expands the scope of trans* studies by examining how trans* identity continues to impact life long after the intense changes of initial social and medical transition have subsided. While a growing body of interdisciplinary literature explores trans* identity development and early medical transition, less information is available from either the academic or popular press about the life-long consequences and challenges of a trans* identity. Drawing on thirty semi-structured interviews, I contribute a much-needed theoretically grounded empirical case study that builds upon earlier research by using a life course perspective and employing concepts from identity theory and an intersectional analysis. I find that significant challenges remain in areas including family, dating, work, healthcare, eldercare, and end-of-life decisions. Furthermore, the challenges trans* people face and the resources they have for managing those challenges are powerfully shaped by the embodied capital they possess and simultaneously held identities such as race, ethnicity, class, sex, and gender.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (207 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3t1534h
ISBN:
9781339472478
Catalog System Number:
990046180130203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Andrew Seeber
File Description
Access: Public access
Seeber_ucsb_0035D_12874.pdf pdf (Portable Document Format)