Queer and Trans Madness: Struggles for Social Justice

From Mad in Canada: This book puts Mad Studies and activism in conversation with queer and trans activism and resistance. When I first came across what would eventually become known as Mad Studies, I did not see a lot of representation of racialized and queer and trans voices and experiences. I was surprised by this because of longstanding resistance to pathologization within these communities. At the same time, some of the ways that queer and trans people have resisted pathologization have reenforced sanism and ableism. Queer and Trans Madness shows the ways in which queer and trans people are pathologized and psyciatrized beyond the diagnoses that specifically target(ed) us (such as Homosexuality, Gender Identity Disorder, and Gender Dysphoria).

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