This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges; PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms; PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories; PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries; PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality); PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements; and PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation.

Borrowing and Imitation in Post-Soviet Trans Activisms

Borrowing and Imitation in Post-Soviet Trans Activisms

Borrowing and imitation in post-Soviet trans activisms
Yana Kirey-Sitnikova


A trans movement is becoming more visible in post-Soviet countries,1 with activists scoring some victories like improving legal gender recognition (LGR) procedures in Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, and Russia. Nevertheless, the post-Soviet trans movement remains an intellectual offspring of the Western (to be more precise, Anglophone) trans movement and has not been able to establish a theoretical foundation of its own. This chapter will foreground the extent to which the ideas, agendas, and strategies of post-Soviet trans activists are borrowed from the West, illustrating the globalizing tendencies of Western human rights activism. The chapter begins with a brief description of the current political situation in the region ...

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