Normal Life

Normal Life

In Normal Life Dean Spade presents revelatory critiques of the legal equality framework for social change, and points to examples of transformative grassroots trans activism that is raising demands that go beyond traditional civil rights ...

Author: Dean Spade

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822374794

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Revised and Expanded Edition Wait—what's wrong with rights? It is usually assumed that trans and gender nonconforming people should follow the civil rights and "equality" strategies of lesbian and gay rights organizations by agitating for legal reforms that would ostensibly guarantee nondiscrimination and equal protection under the law. This approach assumes that the best way to address the poverty and criminalization that plague trans populations is to gain legal recognition and inclusion in the state's institutions. But is this strategy effective? In Normal Life Dean Spade presents revelatory critiques of the legal equality framework for social change, and points to examples of transformative grassroots trans activism that is raising demands that go beyond traditional civil rights reforms. Spade explodes assumptions about what legal rights can do for marginalized populations, and describes transformative resistance processes and formations that address the root causes of harm and violence. In the new afterword to this revised and expanded edition, Spade notes the rapid mainstreaming of trans politics and finds that his predictions that gaining legal recognition will fail to benefit trans populations are coming to fruition. Spade examines recent efforts by the Obama administration and trans equality advocates to "pinkwash" state violence by articulating the US military and prison systems as sites for trans inclusion reforms. In the context of recent increased mainstream visibility of trans people and trans politics, Spade continues to advocate for the dismantling of systems of state violence that shorten the lives of trans people. Now more than ever, Normal Life is an urgent call for justice and trans liberation, and the radical transformations it will require.
Categories: Social Science

Trans Lives in a Globalizing World

Trans Lives in a Globalizing World

The Transgender Studies Reader, edited by Susan Stryker and Stephen Whittle,
331–348. New York: Routledge. Spade, Dean. 2011. Normal Life: Administrative
Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law. Brooklyn, NY: South End ...

Author: J. Michael Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429513886

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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This volume seeks to explore contemporary trans lives in a world that is both global and increasingly globalizing, examining the nuances of the rights, identities, and politics that make up the varied spectrum of what has come to be included under the largely Western imposed label of "trans". Trans identities and rights have become increasingly prominent in the social imagination in recent years, and in a growing number of locales have also become hot button political issues. As trans individuals are demanding, and gaining, their rights, these debates are bringing issues of trans lives to the forefront of politics and into social discussions in nearly every country in the world today. In a series of essays covering the key themes of Identities, Rights, and Politics, this interdisciplinary collection presents an international range of topics spanning human rights and asylum seekers, to the Hijras of South Asia, and gender-affirming surgeries, all placing trans lives in a global(ized) context. This is an important contribution from a diverse group of established and emerging scholars seeking to position trans and transgender research in a global framework. It will be of key interest to researchers in Trans Studies, Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Cultural and Media Studies, Sociology, Politics, and Anthropology and for introductory courses in gender and LGBT issues.
Categories: Social Science

The Politics of Right Sex

The Politics of Right Sex

Transgressive Bodies, Governmentality, and the Limits of Trans Rights Courtenay
W. Daum. Southerners on New Ground. ... Normal Life: Administrative Violence,
Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law. Durham: Duke University Press, ...

Author: Courtenay W. Daum

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438478883

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Examines the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans individuals in the contemporary United States. While the growing attention to trans rights and the development of trans-specific interest groups suggest that the time is right for a trans rights movement akin to prior civil rights movements, The Politics of Right Sex explores the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans communities. Synthesizing critical theory, transgender studies, and extant law and society research, Courtenay W. Daum argues that trans individuals, particularly those situated at the intersection of gender, race, class, and immigration status, are regulated by myriad forces of governmentality that work to maintain the sex and gender binaries and associated power hierarchies. Because many informal practices and norms are located beyond the reach of civil rights laws, a trans politics of rights may produce some modest legal and legislative reforms but will not eliminate the disciplinary forces that work to subject trans individuals. It will also privilege those who are able to conform with dominant gender norms at the expense of the interests of those individuals who are gender nonconforming, gender queer, trans people of color, and others unable or unwilling to embrace a transnormative presentation of self and/or lifestyle. In order to disrupt the dominant discourse and hierarchical power arrangements in pursuit of collective liberation for all as opposed to rights for some, The Politics of Right Sex advocates for a more confrontational approach that directly engages and challenges the hegemonic power structures that govern and discipline trans individuals. Courtenay W. Daum is Professor of Political Science at Colorado State University. She is the coauthor (with Leslie F. Goldstein, Judith A. Baer, and Terri Susan Fine) of The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women, Fourth Edition and the coeditor (with Robert J. Duffy and John A. Straayer) of State of Change: Colorado Politics in the Twenty-First Century.
Categories: Political Science

Disability Criminal Justice and Law

Disability  Criminal Justice and Law

Spade, D 2011, Normal life: administrative violence, critical trans politics, and the
limits of law, South End Press, Brooklyn. ... Spivakovsky, C 2014a, 'From
punishment to protection: containing and controlling the lives of people with
disabilities ...

Author: Linda Steele

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351240314

Category: Law

Page: 266

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Through theoretical and empirical examination of legal frameworks for court diversion, this book interrogates law’s complicity in the debilitation of disabled people. In a post-deinstitutionalisation era, diverting disabled people from criminal justice systems and into mental health and disability services is considered therapeutic, humane and socially just. Yet, by drawing on Foucauldian theory of biopolitics, critical legal and political theory and critical disability theory, Steele argues that court diversion continues disability oppression. It can facilitate criminalisation, control and punishment of disabled people who are not sentenced and might not even be convicted of any criminal offences. On a broader level, court diversion contributes to the longstanding phenomenon of disability-specific coercive intervention, legitimates prison incarceration and shores up the boundaries of foundational legal concepts at the core of jurisdiction, legal personhood and sovereignty. Steele shows that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities cannot respond to the complexities of court diversion, suggesting the CRPD is of limited use in contesting carceral control and legal and settler colonial violence. The book not only offers new ways to understand relationships between disability, criminal justice and law; it also proposes theoretical and practical strategies that contribute to the development of a wider re-imagining of a more progressive and just socio-legal order. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of disability law, criminal law, medical law, socio-legal studies, disability studies, social work and criminology. It will also be of interest to disability, prisoner and social justice activists.
Categories: Law

Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Civil Rights

Gay  Lesbian  Bisexual  and Transgender Civil Rights

Why Rights Are Not Enough In the book Normal Life: Administrative Violence,
Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law, Dean Spade, author and associate
law professor at the Seattle University School of Law, suggests that the
transgender ...

Author: Wallace Swan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466567337

Category: Political Science

Page: 451

View: 543

This book could be aptly entitled After Marriage What Is Next for the LGBT Community? Now that marriage is increasingly being institutionalized in many states within the United States it is quite likely that marriage will be acceptable in all 50 states (dependent upon action of the U.S. Supreme Court). What lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender p
Categories: Political Science

Transsexualit t in Theologie und Neurowissenschaften

Transsexualit  t in Theologie und Neurowissenschaften

Der Band enthält die Beiträge eines bislang einmaligen Dialoges zwischen Neuro- und Biowissenschaften auf der einen, Theologie und Kirche auf der anderen Seite.

Author: Gerhard Schreiber

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110440806

Category: Religion

Page: 745

View: 442

In an unprecedented dialogue between neuroscience and biology as one partner and theology and church as the other, this book documents current research findings, engages opposing positions in dialogue, and opens a perspective for appropriate ethical, political, and legal engagement with transsexuality as a paradigmatic challenge in societal acceptance of sexual diversity.
Categories: Religion

Religion and Ecology

Religion and Ecology

The Politics and Pleasure of Consuming Differently. New York: Palgrave, 2009.
Spade, Dean. Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and
the Limits of Law. Cambridge: Southend, 2011. Spencer, Daniel. Gay and Gaia: ...

Author: Whitney A. Bauman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231537100

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 691

Moving beyond identity politics while continuing to respect diverse entities and concerns, Whitney A. Bauman builds a planetary politics that better responds to the realities of a pluralistic world. Calling attention to the historical, political, and ecological influences shaping our understanding of nature, religion, humanity, and identity, Bauman collapses the boundaries separating male from female, biology from machine, human from more than human, and religion from science, encouraging readers to embrace hybridity and the inherent fluctuations of an open, evolving global community. As he outlines his planetary ethic, Bauman concurrently develops an environmental ethic of movement that relies not on place but on the daily connections we make across the planet. He shows how both identity politics and environmental ethics fail to realize planetary politics and action, limited as they are by foundational modes of thought that create entire worlds out of their own logic. Introducing a postfoundational vision not rooted in the formal principles of "nature" or "God" and not based in the idea of human exceptionalism, Bauman draws on cutting-edge insights from queer, poststructural, and deconstructive theory and makes a major contribution to the study of religion, science, politics, and ecology.
Categories: Philosophy

Mutual Aid

Mutual Aid

Survival work, when done alongside social movement demands for transformative change, is called mutual aid. This book is about mutual aid: why it is so important, what it looks like, and how to do it.

Author: Dean Spade

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1839762128


Page: 128

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A handbook for how to organize to meet immediate needs in your community and work toward lasting change Around the world, people are faced with crisis after crisis, from the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change-induced fires, floods, and storms to the ongoing horrors of mass incarceration, brutal immigration enforcement, endemic gender violence, and severe wealth inequality. As governments fail to respond to--or actively engineer--each crisis, ordinary people are finding bold and innovative ways to share resources and support vulnerable members of their communities. This survival work, when done alongside social movement demands for transformative change, is called mutual aid. This book is about mutual aid: why it is so important, what it looks like, and how to do it. It provides a grassroots theory of mutual aid, describes how mutual aid has been a part of all larger, powerful social movements, and offers concrete tools for organizing, such as how to work in groups, decision-making process, how to prevent and address conflict, and how to deal with burnout. Mutual aid isn't charity: it's a form of organizing where people get to create new systems of care and generosity so we can survive.

Law Inequality

Law   Inequality

As of this writing, only seventeen states and the District of Columbia" have laws
expressly prohibiting employment ... Cf. DEAN SPADE, NORMAL LIFE:
OF LAW ...



ISBN: UCR:31210024299016

Category: Equality


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Categories: Equality

The First Civil Right

The First Civil Right

The New Penology, Crime Fighting, and Parole Agent Identity,” Law & Society
Review 32 (1998), 839–869; Mona Lynch, ... Dean Spade, Normal Life:
Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of the Law (
Brooklyn: Sought ...

Author: Naomi Murakawa

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199380725

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 902

The explosive rise in the U.S. incarceration rate in the second half of the twentieth century, and the racial transformation of the prison population from mostly white at mid-century to sixty-five percent black and Latino in the present day, is a trend that cannot easily be ignored. Many believe that this shift began with the "tough on crime" policies advocated by Republicans and southern Democrats beginning in the late 1960s, which sought longer prison sentences, more frequent use of the death penalty, and the explicit or implicit targeting of politically marginalized people. In The First Civil Right, Naomi Murakawa inverts the conventional wisdom by arguing that the expansion of the federal carceral state-a system that disproportionately imprisons blacks and Latinos-was, in fact, rooted in the civil-rights liberalism of the 1940s and early 1960s, not in the period after. Murakawa traces the development of the modern American prison system through several presidencies, both Republican and Democrat. Responding to calls to end the lawlessness and violence against blacks at the state and local levels, the Truman administration expanded the scope of what was previously a weak federal system. Later administrations from Johnson to Clinton expanded the federal presence even more. Ironically, these steps laid the groundwork for the creation of the vast penal archipelago that now exists in the United States. What began as a liberal initiative to curb the mob violence and police brutality that had deprived racial minorities of their 'first civil right-physical safety-eventually evolved into the federal correctional system that now deprives them, in unjustly large numbers, of another important right: freedom. The First Civil Right is a groundbreaking analysis of root of the conflicts that lie at the intersection of race and the legal system in America.
Categories: Political Science

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

The Evolution of French , British and German Nation State Identities ; SA01275
Transcendant Experiences . ... SA02279 Migratory Phenomena as Social
Construction : Merits and Limits of Approaches Based on Ethnic Networks ;
SA00328 " I Never ... Politics of Methadone and Heroin in the United States ;
SA02487 The Efficacy of Israeli Law in Preventing Violence within Palestinian
Families Living in Israel ; SA01945 Ethnicity and Sexuality ; SA00451 The
Everyday Policing of Women ...

Author: Leo P. Chall


ISBN: STANFORD:36105110591745

Category: Sociology


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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Categories: Sociology

The Tablet

The Tablet

But it seems possible to hold that should not normally do what can be There are
no quick remedies , if 03 , this , though iure divino in view of ... In theory the cam
world - wide government of the Church has been its violence . Reports of hun-
paign has encouraged critical though : by the papacy . dreds killed in riots and of
bodies float and many people ... The trans discrepancy between the new
orientathat the toll of life due to factional port system was paralysed for a time tion
and new ...



ISBN: SRLF:D0001439504



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The physician shall not participate in the procedures for removing or
transplanting a part . ( c ) A person who acts in good faith in accord with the terms
of this Act or with the anatomical gift laws of another state ( or a foreign country )
is ... Subsection ( d ) is necessary to preclude the frustration of the important
medical examiner ' s duties in cases of death by suspected crime or violence .
Since such cases often can provide transplants of value to living persons , it may
prove desirable in ...

Author: John S. Najarian


ISBN: UOM:39015011780775

Category: Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc

Page: 797

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Categories: Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc

Encylopedia Britannica

Encylopedia Britannica



ISBN: CORNELL:31924052119801

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Issues in Clinical Psychology Psychiatry and Counseling 2011 Edition

Issues in Clinical Psychology  Psychiatry  and Counseling  2011 Edition

Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling.


Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781464963667

Category: Psychology

Page: 2915

View: 154

Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling. The editors have built Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at
Categories: Psychology