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Compliance is Gendered: Struggling for Gender Self-Determination in a Hostile Economy

TRANSGENDER RIGHTS, Paisley Currah, Richard Juang, Shannon Minter, eds., 2006

16 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2008  

Dean Spade

Seattle University School of Law

Date Written: August 7, 2008

Abstract

This article addresses the economic marginalization of transgender populations, describing factors leading to poverty and criminalization. It examines how trans people are excluded from social services and face violence in the institutions where poor people are concentrated. It takes up feminist analysis of welfare programs and broadens the inquiry to suggest that the sex-segregation of the welfare state institutions and the criminal punishment system should be a target of feminist analysis.

Keywords: welfare, prison, jail, homeless shelter, transgender, race, class, gender

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Spade, Dean, Compliance is Gendered: Struggling for Gender Self-Determination in a Hostile Economy (August 7, 2008). TRANSGENDER RIGHTS, Paisley Currah, Richard Juang, Shannon Minter, eds., 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1209984

Dean Spade (Contact Author)

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