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differences (2012) 23 (2): 20–41.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Commentators and stakeholders diverge over definitions of good and bad treatment, but everyone wants to feel comfortable—whether with sexually ambiguous anatomies, infant genital surgery, the identity “intersex,” or the nomenclature of “disorders of sex development.” This multidisciplinary article critically...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 137–159.
Published: 01 November 1989
... and signified by the penis. Interestingly, this is the case even after sex change surgery has removed the unwanted organ. Thus Jan (formerly James) Morris, the travel writer whose autobiography, Conundrum, is subtitled An Extraordinary Narrative of Transsexualism, offers her account of her own transformation...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 160–186.
Published: 01 November 1989
... women's clothes to further their acting careers, and transsexuals contend that they require sexual reassignment surgery (not sex change operations) because they were born with the wrong genitals. 4 All types of cross-dressers recognize that a proper gender identity means having a love object choice...
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differences (1998) 10 (2): 129–170.
Published: 01 July 1998
... to this process? In the 1990s, the conditions shaping the experience of one's own material body-AIDS, identity politics, and the backlash against women's rights, but also the heightened awareness of eating disorders and the ubiquity of plastic surgery-made the strategic relocation of the problematic of gender...
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differences (2001) 12 (1): 112–140.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., the most drastic type of genital surgery performed on girls. Before I proceed, a brief overview of the ritual in Africa, in general, and Sudan, in particular, will help put this material in context. Female Circumcision...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 76–105.
Published: 01 September 1999
... as just another word for what the dictionary defines as “a source of evil and anguish” is to massively deny the reality of mutilating surgery, chemotherapy, hair loss, pain, and hospice care, but also, and more importantly, to freight an already...
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differences (2002) 13 (2): 57–89.
Published: 01 September 2002
... symptoms, then Lane resorted to the radical surgery that he became famous for: “what he called the ‘short- circuit operation,’ the bypassing of the large intestine from the point where it’s joined by the small intestine (a common site...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 189–205.
Published: 01 May 2016
... their forms. For example, the current fashion to use plastic surgery to perform labioplasty to reduce the size of the vaginal lips is nothing more than a profitable (to the doctors) way to insist that there are normal vaginas and that abnormal ones need to be fixed. Note that the women on whom...
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differences (1996) 8 (2): 68–100.
Published: 01 July 1996
... a long white cotton gown, it ties at the back, but this is not a hospital. It's her hands she's looking for, d fferences 87 she knows she left them here somewhere, folded neatly in a drawer, like gloves" (116). The white hospital gown here is significant because surgery, in the novels of Atwood...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 194–223.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., whom Sneaky has been trying to recruit to carry out the organ harvesting, agrees to perform Senay’s surgery. With the cooperation of Juliette and Guo Yi, Okwe’s friend who is a porter in a London morgue, the team drugs Sneaky...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the 1980s and 1990s, his commitment to plastic surgery made him appear more androgynous, and he was rarely associated with lovers of any gender. In other words, some of his most normative representations of romance were as a child and adolescent. Nyong’o contends that after Jackson’s death in 2009, he...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 May 2022
... in the first round that had placed not only his but also Sahand’s case in jeopardy. In Professing Selves (2013), Najmabadi describes the fatwa-approved and often state-subsidized gender affirmation surgeries in Iran that, rather than reflecting a recognition of the existence of a multiplicity of genders...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2017
... time now taken its own interest in the transgender body: having figured out how to sell “bodily flexibility [as] a commodity (in the case of cosmetic surgeries for example),” it is eager to celebrate transgender “as futurity itself, a kind of heroic fulfillment of the postmodern promises of gender...
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differences (2008) 19 (2): 127–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., at the center or origin, in the heart of life. Bataille’s open wound prefigures the specter of what Derrida calls the “unimaginable” scene of touching one’s own heart, of an “operation of open-heart surgery on oneself” (On Touching 267...
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differences (2004) 15 (3): 123–156.
Published: 01 December 2004
... -62. Hanlon, Vincent. “Körperwelten/Body Worlds.” cmaj 169.1 (8 July 2003 ): 52 -53. Harcourt, Glenn. “Andreas Versalius and the Anatomy of Antique Sculpture.” Representations 17 ( 1987 ): 28 -61. Hirschauer, Stefan. “The Manufacture of Bodies in Surgery.” Social Studies of Science...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 212–248.
Published: 01 July 1994
... relation to a specific context ofrevolutionary affirmation. (153) After transsexual surgery Richard Raskind is reborn as Renee Richards; after Stonewall the homosexual is gay. Sometimes such renaming involves reclaiming the old name and inflecting it differently, something that has happened with "queer...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 September 1999
... Surgery.” Time 25 Jan. 1999 : 83 . Gunning, Tom. “An Aesthetic of Astonishment: Early Film and the (In)Credulous Spectator.” Art and Text 34 (Spring 1989 ): 31 –45. ———. “The Cinema of Attraction: Early Film,Its Spectator and the Avant-Garde.” Wide Angle 8.3–4 ( 1986 ): 63 –70. Hacking...
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differences (2008) 19 (1): 96–127.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... Boulder: Westview, 1997 . 12 -39. Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity . New York: Routledge, 1999 . Casper, Monica. The Making of the Unborn Patient: A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery . New Brunswick: Rutgers up, 1998 . Chodorow, Nancy. “Toward...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 30–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as “an exquisite lesson in anatomy [ . . . ], open-heart surgery of the artistic kind, performed without anaesthetic” (Gardner). Structured around eleven monologues about Shaw’s own body, the show presents stories of desire and loss, of illness and lucky escapes. Blending noirish iconographies and scenarios, Shaw...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 118–151.
Published: 01 December 2019
... that trans women use to enact something like castration (ranging from neo-invagination to hormonal transition) have actually got anything to do with something of such sublime theological importance as the castration complex. For Slavoj Žižek, indeed, actual bottom surgery is merely another failed...