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Sex Change, Social Change: Reflections on Identity, Institutions, and Imperialism provides readers with an authoritative introduction to contemporary transsexual politics in Canadian and Québécois contexts. Through different case studies relating to the law, human rights, health care, and prostitution, Dr. Namaste exposes readers to the complex issues involved in how transsexual politics and feminism interrelate. Written in accessible language, and including interviews, essays, and political speeches, Sex Change, Social Change will appeal to academics and to activists in the community, as well as to the general reader. The second edition has been thoroughly updated with five new chapters and includes new commentary on the readings from the first edition.
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"Because of its brevity, accessibility, and passion, Sex Change, Social Change is an outstanding choice for feminists, students, social theorists, and community workers not already enmeshed in transsexual and transgender conversations; for those of us who already are, it is essential reading."
- C. Jacob Hale, Professor, Department of Philosophy, California State University
Dr. Viviane Namaste is Assistant Professor, Women's Studies, at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University.