• Inventing Transgender Children and Young People

    September 13, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    PRESS RELEASE Inventing Transgender Children and Young People By Michele Moore and Heather Brunskell-Evans Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date: September 1st, 2019 The essays in this volume are written by clinicians, psychologists, sociologists, educators, parents and de-transitioners. Contributors demonstrate how ‘transgender children and young people’ are invented in different medical, social and political contexts: from…

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  • Book Review : Transgender children and young people: born in your own body

    November 13, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Melissa Midgen, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist , The GIDS (Gender Development Ientity Service), The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust reviews Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body, edited by Heather Brunskell-Evans and Michele Moore Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, 232 pp., £61.99 (hardback), IBSN (13): 978-1-5275-0398-4 The editors of…

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  • The Sexualised Body and the Medical Authority of Pornography

    September 9, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Out Now In Paperback! The Sexualised Body and the Medical Authority of Pornography Performing Sexual Liberation Editor(s): Heather Brunskell-Evans Subject: Cultural Studies This edited collection examines pornography as a material practice that eroticises gender inequality and sexual violence towards women. It addresses the complex relationship between pornography and medicine (in particular, sexology and psycho-therapy) whereby…

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  • Conversation with Jody Raphael

    September 14, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Conversation with Jody Raphael about “Decriminalization of Prostitution: The Soros Effect”  

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  • The Medico-Legal ‘Making’ of ‘The Transgender Child’

    September 13, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    In this paper published by Oxford University Press I demonstrate that ‘the transgender child’ is an invented identity which binds children to traditional gender stereotypes, medically harms them, and renders clinicians unable to operate within the medical ethos to which they aspire. The law, in acceding to the controversial proposition that a child can consent…

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  • Foucault and the Construction of Transgender Children

    September 13, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Mini-Symposium on Sex and Gender Thirty years ago, ‘the transgender child’ would not have made sense to the general public, nor would it have made sense to young people. Today, children and adolescents declare themselves transgender, the NHS refers some children for ‘gender-affirming’ therapy, and laws and policy are invented which uphold young people’s ‘choice’…

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  • The Brave New World of Academia

    June 26, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    In the current UK academy, the deployment of the ‘No Platform’ policy now seems to have migrated to a ‘No Journal Editor’ policy as evidenced by the pressure put on two academics last week to stand down from their editorial roles. In the first instance, Sarah Honeychurch, one of the editors of the journal Hybrid…

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  • Jeremy Hutchinson QC On Pornography, Prostitution And Moral Fundamentalism

    May 31, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    I chat with the famous QC Jeremy Hutchinson 10 months before his death in 2017 at the age of 102. We talk about pornography, prostitution, and the Lady Chatterley Trial while drinking cups of tea in his sitting room in Sussex. Out of respect for his age, I do not challenge some of the language…

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