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Resisting Pathology: GID and the Contested Terrain of Diagnosis in the Transgender Rights Movement

Sociology of Diagnosis

ISBN: 978-0-85724-575-5, eISBN: 978-0-85724-576-2

ISSN: 1057-6290

Publication date: 3 August 2011

Abstract

Originality/value of paper – Through examination of an intra-constituent contest over diagnosis, this research demonstrates the need to distinguish medicalization from pathologization and illustrates the importance of examining the multiple and contradictory effects of diagnosis, both in and outside of medical settings.

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Burke, M.C. (2011), "Resisting Pathology: GID and the Contested Terrain of Diagnosis in the Transgender Rights Movement", McGann, P. and Hutson, D.J. (Ed.) Sociology of Diagnosis (Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 12), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 183-210. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1057-6290(2011)0000012013

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