Normal life : administrative violence, critical trans politics, and the limits of law
Introduction : rights, movements, and critical trans politics -- Trans law and politics on a neoliberal landscape -- What's wrong with rights? -- Rethinking transphobia and power : beyond a rights framework -- Administrating gender -- Law reform and movement building -- Conclusion: "this is a protest, not a parade".; "In Normal Life Dean Spade presents revelatory critiques of the legal equality framework for social change and points to examples of transformative grassroots trans activism that are raising demands that go beyond traditional civil rights reforms. Spade explodes the assumptions about what legal rights can do for marginalized populations and describes transformative resistance processes and formations that address the root causes of harm and violence. 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"-- Back cover.