Trans* citizenship in post-socialist societies

Roman Kuhar, Surya Monro, Judit Takács

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This article reports findings from research about trans* citizenship in 14 post-socialist countries. It evidences substantial deficits concerning trans policy making, and a lack of policy debate in this area. Most examined countries have a lack of protocols for official gender change in birth certificates, IDs, passports and other documents. Usually there are no guidelines, measures and procedures defining the standards of healthcare for trans persons. Practice concerning healthcare varies widely, and trans people and advocates exercise agency in negotiating access to care. The article suggests that trans citizenship studies need to foreground legal and social aspects of citizenship, as these are highlighted in the post-socialist context. Policy implications are discussed in relation to key citizenship debates including those concerning challenges to normative models of citizenship.
LanguageEnglish
Pages99-120
Number of pages22
JournalCritical Social Policy
Volume38
Issue number1
Early online date19 Oct 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

Fingerprint

socialism
citizenship
post-socialist country
lack
certification
deficit
human being
gender
evidence

Cite this

Kuhar, Roman ; Monro, Surya ; Takács, Judit. / Trans* citizenship in post-socialist societies. In: Critical Social Policy. 2018 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 99-120.
@article{0cf90a8584ff40bba9bab69e6a2e81df,
title = "Trans* citizenship in post-socialist societies",
abstract = "This article reports findings from research about trans* citizenship in 14 post-socialist countries. It evidences substantial deficits concerning trans policy making, and a lack of policy debate in this area. Most examined countries have a lack of protocols for official gender change in birth certificates, IDs, passports and other documents. Usually there are no guidelines, measures and procedures defining the standards of healthcare for trans persons. Practice concerning healthcare varies widely, and trans people and advocates exercise agency in negotiating access to care. The article suggests that trans citizenship studies need to foreground legal and social aspects of citizenship, as these are highlighted in the post-socialist context. Policy implications are discussed in relation to key citizenship debates including those concerning challenges to normative models of citizenship.",
keywords = "citizenship, post-socialist, trans*, transgender, transsexual",
author = "Roman Kuhar and Surya Monro and Judit Tak{\'a}cs",
year = "2018",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/0261018317732463",
language = "English",
volume = "38",
pages = "99--120",
journal = "Critical Social Policy",
issn = "0261-0183",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Ltd",
number = "1",

}

Trans* citizenship in post-socialist societies. / Kuhar, Roman; Monro, Surya; Takács, Judit.

In: Critical Social Policy, Vol. 38, No. 1, 01.02.2018, p. 99-120.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Trans* citizenship in post-socialist societies

AU - Kuhar, Roman

AU - Monro, Surya

AU - Takács, Judit

PY - 2018/2/1

Y1 - 2018/2/1

N2 - This article reports findings from research about trans* citizenship in 14 post-socialist countries. It evidences substantial deficits concerning trans policy making, and a lack of policy debate in this area. Most examined countries have a lack of protocols for official gender change in birth certificates, IDs, passports and other documents. Usually there are no guidelines, measures and procedures defining the standards of healthcare for trans persons. Practice concerning healthcare varies widely, and trans people and advocates exercise agency in negotiating access to care. The article suggests that trans citizenship studies need to foreground legal and social aspects of citizenship, as these are highlighted in the post-socialist context. Policy implications are discussed in relation to key citizenship debates including those concerning challenges to normative models of citizenship.

AB - This article reports findings from research about trans* citizenship in 14 post-socialist countries. It evidences substantial deficits concerning trans policy making, and a lack of policy debate in this area. Most examined countries have a lack of protocols for official gender change in birth certificates, IDs, passports and other documents. Usually there are no guidelines, measures and procedures defining the standards of healthcare for trans persons. Practice concerning healthcare varies widely, and trans people and advocates exercise agency in negotiating access to care. The article suggests that trans citizenship studies need to foreground legal and social aspects of citizenship, as these are highlighted in the post-socialist context. Policy implications are discussed in relation to key citizenship debates including those concerning challenges to normative models of citizenship.

KW - citizenship

KW - post-socialist

KW - trans

KW - transgender

KW - transsexual

U2 - 10.1177/0261018317732463

DO - 10.1177/0261018317732463

M3 - Article

VL - 38

SP - 99

EP - 120

JO - Critical Social Policy

T2 - Critical Social Policy

JF - Critical Social Policy

SN - 0261-0183

IS - 1

ER -