Trans Activism in Canada

Trans Activism in Canada

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Centring the voices and experiences of trans identified people as experts on their own lives and agents of change, Trans Activism in Canada opens up a dialogue between scholars and community members in an effort to improve the lives of sex and gender variant people. The first of its kind, this anthology brings together activists and allies to examine the various strategies and forms of resistance needed to transform oppression into opportunity for change. Reflecting upon the challenges trans communities face and offering insight into achieving institutional reform, the themes addressed range from poverty and isolation to health care and best practices. Using personal narratives, archival material, and qualitative research, as well as case- and community-based research, this text demonstrates the leading role of trans and two-spirit activists in generating social change. By drawing on feminist, anti-racist, and social justice frameworks, the contributors approach oppression and activism as inseparable from hetero-patriarchal, colonialist, and capitalist power relations. Written for trans activists, scholars, and allies, Trans Activism in Canada is poised to enrich transgender theorizing by focusing on concrete experiences and practical knowledge gained from the everyday lives of trans people.
Publisher: Toronto :, Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.,, 2014
Description: 312 pages : illustrations
ISBN: 9781551305370
Branch Call Number: 323.327 Tra
Additional Contributors: Raj, Rupert 1952-
Irving, Dan 1974-


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Dec 14, 2017

Hello Librarian Acquisition Staff,

Thank you for shelving my and Prof. Dan Irving's comprehensive Canadian trans activist anthology.

I was wondering if you would also consider acquiring my existential-intellectual and socio-historical-political memoir, "DANCING THE DIALECTIC: True Tales of A Transgender Trailblazer" (Aug. 15, 2017), outlining my (and my peers') advocacy for transsexual, transgender, genderqueer and intersex people (incl. gender non-conforming youth) and our loved ones across Canada (and the USA) from 1971 to 2017, and my cross-lifespan experiences as a transsexual teenager to a trans activist adult to a psychotherapist adult to a trans elder and finally, a retired animal rights activist? The book can be ordered directly from, or

I just recently moved to British Columbia from Toronto.


Rupert Raj

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