About Normal Life:
Much of the legal advocacy for trans and gender nonconforming people in the US has reflected the civil rights and “equality” strategies of mainstream gay and lesbian organizations—agitating for legal reforms. This approach assumes that the state and its legal, policing, and social services apparatus are neutral and benevolent. Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law critiques current strategies that pivot solely on a legal rights framework, but also points to examples of an organized grassroots trans movement that is demanding the most essential of legal reforms in addition to making more comprehensive interventions into dangerous systems of repression. Setting forth a politic that goes beyond the quest for mere legal inclusion, Normal Life is an urgent call for justice and trans liberation, and the radical transformations it will require.
About Dean Spade:
Dean Spade is a lawyer, educator and activist who has taught classes on sexual orientation, gender identity, poverty and law at the City University of New York (CUNY), Seattle University, Columbia University, and Harvard University. In 2002, Dean founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a collective that provides free legal services for trans people and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice.
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