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Gender Diversity, Recognition and Citizenship

Towards a Politics of Difference


Part of the Citizenship, Gender and Diversity book series (FEMCIT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sally Hines
    Pages 1-6
  3. Sally Hines
    Pages 7-26
  4. Sally Hines
    Pages 27-42
  5. Sally Hines
    Pages 55-68
  6. Sally Hines
    Pages 89-106
  7. Sally Hines
    Pages 125-131
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 132-150

About this book


This book examines the meanings and significance of the UK Gender Recognition Act within the context of broader social, cultural, legal, political, theoretical and policy shifts concerning gender and sexual diversity, and addresses current debates about equality and diversity, citizenship and recognition across a range of disciplines.


gender human rights Policy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

About the authors

Sally Hines is Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, at the University of Leeds, UK. Her recent publications include TransForming Gender: Transgender Practices of Identity, Intimacy and Care, Sexualities: Reflections and Futures (co-edited with Yvette Taylor) and Theorising Intersectionality and Sexuality (co-edited with Yvette Taylor and Mark Casey).

Bibliographic information


'A wonderful, scholarly elaboration of a politics of difference, carefully argued and grounded in the claims and experiences of transgender people.' - Fiona Williams, Professor of Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK

'In a nuanced and vivid account of trans people's engagements with gender recognition law, Hines offers important new reflections on the politics of recognition and difference.' - Davina Cooper, Professor of Law & Political Theory, University of Kent, UK