Transgender Care
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 282

Transgender Care

By empowering clients to be well-informed medical consumers and by delivering care providers from the straitjacket of inadequate diagnostic standards and stereotypes, this book sets out to transform the nature of transgender care. In an accessible style, the authors discuss the key mental health issues, with much attention to the vexed relationship between professionals and clients. They propose a new professional role; that of "Gender Specialist." Chapters 3, 4, and 5 provide definitive information (in the context of consulting health professionals) on hormone administration, aesthetic surgery, and genital reassignment surgery. Chapter 6 takes up the little-examined issue of HIV and AIDS am...

The Philadelphia Reader
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

The Philadelphia Reader

A chronicle of the city through the eyes of its most famous citizens, from the writers of Philadelphia magazine.

Seeing New York
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

Seeing New York

Since the 1700s, various ethnic and immigrant groups have been shifting and negotiating their place in New York City. Hope Cooke also struggled to find a "correlation of space" and "sense of belonging" when she returned to the city after spending her adult life living in a place in the Himalayas, the Queen of Sikkim (a tiny kingdom near Nepal). Abroad for so long, she returned with an urgent need to rediscover this city, to "find her way home." It was not always a comfortable journey for Cooke: "On the days I felt secure, Manhattan's maelstrom was pure energy. On shaky days, the boundlessness made me yearn for limits, or, failing that, at least a vantage point." The book that has emerged is ...

Comprehending Columbine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Comprehending Columbine

The definitive book on the school massacre that shocked a nation.

Temple University
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Temple University

A celebration of Temple University's 125th Anniversary.

Taking Time
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 207

Taking Time

There is a growing movement among corporations to provide family benefits in order to attract and retain women workers. This book provides an inside look at life in a major US corporation, focusing on the impact of workplace culture on the use of parental leave and those who use it.

Damaged Goods?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Damaged Goods?

How living with a chronic, stigmatizing, and contagious disease transforms women's lives.

The Forest and the Trees
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 205

The Forest and the Trees

One sociologist's response to the hypothetical - the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in it. The book is an account of how sociological practice affects almost every aspect of life, from news headlines to the experience of growing older.

Merengue
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 195

Merengue

Merengue-the quintessential Dominican dance music-has a long and complex history, both on the island and in the large immigrant community in New York City. In this ambitious work, Paul Austerlitz unravels the African and Iberian roots of merengue and traces its growth under dictator Rafael Trujillo and its renewed popularity as an international music.Using extensive interviews as well as written commentaries, Austerlitz examines the historical and contemporary contexts in which merengue is performed and danced, its symbolic significance, its social functions, and its musical and choreographic structures. He tells the tale of merengue's political functions, and of its class and racial signifi...

Oye Como Va!
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 238

Oye Como Va!

Latino music as an amalgam of American cultures.