Halberstam, Jack: Trans* (eBook)

American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present. A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability

In the last decade, public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. However, with this increased visibility has comes not just power, but regulation, both in favor of and against trans people. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism. What happened in the last few decades to prompt such an extensive rethinking of our understanding of gendered embodiment? How did a stigmatized identity become so central to US and European articulations of self? And how have people responded to the new definitions and understanding of sex and the gendered body? In Trans, Jack Halberstam explores these recent shifts in the meaning of the gendered body and representation, and explores the possibilities of a non-gendered, gender optional, or gender-hacked future. 

Verlag: University Presses Seiten: 144 S. Erscheinungsjahr: 2018 Ausführung: Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
ISBN: 9780520966109
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Verlag Vanderbilt University Press
Einband Adobe Digital Editions
Erscheinungsjahr 2017
Seitenangabe 184 S.
Untertitel A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Auflage 1. Auflage
Plattform EPUB
Reihe American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present; Vanderbilt University Press
Autor*in Halberstam, Jack