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Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century

Tey Meadow


In the first comprehensive academic treatment of the emerging social, medical, and psychological category of the transgender child, ethnographer Tey Meadow introduces readers to a generation of parents who actively facilitate gender nonconformity in their children. Whereas previous generations of parents sent such children for psychiatric treatment aimed at a cure, these families call their children new names, allow them to wear whatever clothing they choose, and even approach the state to alter their legal gender. Drawing from sociology, philosophy, psychology, and sexuality studies, Meadow d ... More

Keywords: transgender, children, gender nonconformity, psychiatry, identity, institutions, gender, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520275034
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520275034.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tey Meadow, author
Columbia University