WATCH: Paisley Currah and Andrea Long Chu on the Governing of Transgender Identity
Hosted by Greenlight Bookstore
Greenlight welcomes noted transgender advocate and scholar Paisley Currah to celebrate his newest book with us. Sex Is as Sex Does is “a fascinating investigation into the work that sex classifications do in structuring politics and policy” (Julie Novkov), in which Currah explores what the evolving fight for transgender rights reveals about government power, regulations, and the law.
Exploring examples from different states, government agencies, and court cases, Currah reveals the hidden logics that have governed sex classification policies in the United States and shows what the regulation of transgender identity can tell us about society’s approach to sex and gender writ large. Acclaimed critic and author of Females Andrea Long Chu joins him in conversation.
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