WorldCat Identities

Spade, Dean 1977-

Works: 7 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 1,144 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Essays  Autobiographies  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Short films  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Dean Spade
Most widely held works by Dean Spade
Normal life : administrative violence, critical trans politics, and the limits of law by Dean Spade( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wait-what's wrong with rights? 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 that would ostensibly guarantee equal access, nondiscrimination, and equal protection under the law. This approach assumes that the state and its legal, policing, and social services apparatus--even its policies and documents of belonging and non-belonging--are neutral and benevolent. While we all have to comply with the gender binaries set forth by regulatory bodies of law and administration, many trans people, especially the most marginalized, are even more at risk for poverty, violence, and premature death by virtue of those same "neutral" legal structures. Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law raises revelatory critiques of the current strategies pivoting 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-and the administrative violence that ultimately determines our life chances. 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. An attorney, educator, and trans activist, Dean Spade 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. In 2002 he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a collective that provides free legal services and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice."--
Written on the body : letters from trans and non-binary survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence by Dean Spade( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An anthology of powerfully honest and intimate letters written by trans and non-binary survivors of sexual violence, offering support and guidance to fellow survivors with additional resources for allies and professionals."--Publisher website
Toilet training : law & order (in the bathroom)( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addresses the persistent discrimination, harassment, and violence that people who transgress gender norms face in gender segregated bathrooms. Using the stories of people who have been harassed, arrested or beaten for trying to use bathrooms, this groundbreaking film focuses on bathroom access in public space, in schools, and at work"--Container
Exile and pride : disability, queerness, and liberation by Eli Clare( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of several personal essays, genderqueer activist/writer Eli Clare weaves together memoir, history, and political thinking to explore meanings and experiences of home, all the while providing an intersectional framework for understanding how we actually experience the daily hydraulics of oppression, power, and resistance
Boy I am( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the transitions of Nicco, Norie and Keegan, three young New Yorkers from different race and class backgrounds, as they prepare for and undergo female to male transition surgery. Their stories are interspersed with interviews with lesbians, activists and theorists who engage with the often-contentious questions and issues that are raised within the queer and feminist communities but are rarely discussed openly
Una vida "normal" violencia administrativa, políticas trans crítica y los límites del derecho by Dean Spade( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.40 for Boy I am / ... to 0.96 for Una vida " ...)

Normal life : administrative violence, critical trans politics, and the limits of law
Alternative Names
Dean Spade American activist

Dean Spade Amerikaans advocaat

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