Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution

Book Author: Susan Stryker

transgender-gender-identityTransgender issues and transgender and non-binary folk are all over the news and online media these days. If you thought trans rights, trans activism, or trans issues were new and are interested in informing yourself on the history of the transgender movement Susan Stryker’s book is an excellent introduction. Susan Stryker, an associate professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona and founding coeditor of TS2: Transgender Studies Quarterly, takes the reader back to the origins of the transgender movement across several decades to today with the millennial wave. The author provides context, descriptions of different concepts, and the definitions of different terms, important and related to the trans experience . If this book isn’t enough for you, the author even provides further reading and resources important to understanding what the movement is all about and where it’s going in terms of civil rights for trans and non-binary people. This book is very readable and highly informative.

Book reviewed by: Mayte Parada, PhD