"Do you ever wonder how an author decided to write a book or how a book cover came to be? I often find these to be fascinating parts of the book creation process, but areas that many authors don’t say much about. In this post, I’m going to offer some of this background story on my book, Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men."
"Pfeffer's stated goal is not to produce generalizable conclusions about transmen and their cisgender women partners, but rather to pay attention to the nuances of these lives that are often overlooked and undertheorized. On the whole, she is incredibly successful in creating a book that is both groundbreaking in its focus and interesting to read. Moreover, the book demonstrates the potential of truly intersectional analysis of qualitative data-providing systematic insights and complexity while keeping a human face on the story...Readers interested in moving beyond simple, and often stereotypical, renderings of transgender people will appreciate Pfeffer's unwillingness to rest on orthodox gender role expectations, and her dedication to uncovering what she calls the 'unwieldy and shape-shifting social institution' of the family."
Michigan Daily (2016) article, "Author Discusses New Book on Relationships between Cisgender Women and Transgender Men," by Alexis Renkin.
“Trans people and their partners are carving out innovative and generative pathways full of pleasure and joy that are nuanced, complicated and deserving of broader and more focused sociological attention.”