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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 192–207.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Matt Richardson Abstract This article puts forward a consideration of Black womanhood by looking at the softcore films starring African American trans model and actress, Ajita Wilson. Wilson starred in many European softcore and hardcore films from the 1970s until her death in 1987. The author...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (1): 16–22.
Published: 01 February 2023
... womanhood in its current definition. In other words, femme queens fracture the racially homogenized category of transgender; femme queen is not simply a clunky past left behind but evidence of what Terrion L. Williamson ( 2016 : 19) reworks as the “irreducible sociality of Black life.” In other words, femme...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 219–225.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and repressive gender binaries. The visual representation of Big Freedia's gender-nonconforming corporeality and sartorial expression in “Formation” would force a recalibration or require an opening up of black womanhood to include black trans and gender-queer embodiments in the mainstream. Black feminist...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (2): 210–222.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and touch. When blackness becomes flesh, the kind of violence that goes across the board turns black bodies into ungendered flesh. The negation of black womanhood, for both cis and trans women, because our bodies are considered nonnormative, ungendered flesh, is not uncommon in the black diaspora. Lavern...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 162–169.
Published: 01 May 2017
... in the ways that Black womanhood is epistemologically undertaken in cultural representation. Karen Jaime's essay regarding popular representation takes us to the work of Ellison Renee Glenn, aka Black Cracker, to complicate our understanding of Black trans futurities. Glenn's work as a hip-hop performer...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 247–264.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of captivity, species, and senses. In Huxtable's work, the cow's reproductive position in industrialized animal agriculture—as the creator of sustenance (milk), economic futurity (calves), and the object of errant erotic desire (from the farmer)—trades its meaning for that of Black trans womanhood. 5...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (3): 311–333.
Published: 01 August 2022
... nor ignores histories of the deprioritization of Black people's reproductive health, especially people whose bodies house a vagina, uterus, and ovaries. 10 But in other contexts rallying calls that identify feminism as a natural outgrowth of an embodied politics of womanhood themselves become...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 226–242.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Misogynoir, Bailey defines it as the intersection of racism, antiblackness, and misogyny that Black women experience. The term is specific to Black womanhood, as Misogynoir cannot be experienced by women of any other race, but can be perpetuated by people of any gender or race” ( Bristol 2014 ). The term...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (1): 84–100.
Published: 01 February 2022
... perspective on the mutable nature of Black gender (68). This description of ungendering clarifies the cost of Black women's violent exclusion from the “cult of true womanhood,” a process that, as Evelynn Hammonds ( 1997 : 173) describes, “seemed to lock black women forever outside the ideology of womanhood...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (2): 133–152.
Published: 01 May 2023
... , no. 2 : 243 – 56 . https://doi.org/10.1080/10894160.2018.1517574 . Enck-Wanzer Suzanne Marie . 2009 . “ All's Fair in Love and Sport: Black Masculinity and Domestic Violence in the News .” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 6 , no. 1 : 1 – 18 . https://doi.org/10.1080...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (1): 121–125.
Published: 01 February 2020
... that my students astutely raised—that even within trans studies, portrayals of Black trans women as victims of violence construct narrative frames that are so strong that it's shocking to read about a Black trans woman on a date—is what compels me to write now about a different representational problem...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 674–682.
Published: 01 November 2020
... : University of California Press . Nelson Alondra . 2013 . Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Ngai Sianne . 2005 . Ugly Feelings . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Roth...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 332–344.
Published: 01 August 2020
... are perfectly typical among Americans attempting innovative social theory. Afro-pessimism as developed by Frank Wilderson and Jared Sexton asserts blackness as an ontological state (rather than an identity), and Lee Edelman's “Queer Nihilism” claimed that the ontological condition of queerness...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (2): 158–171.
Published: 01 May 2021
...SA Smythe Abstract This essay thinks through some possibilities and implications for a trans studies formation in Europe and across the West that takes as some of its core concerns and ethical commitments black people, black life, and black capacities for insurgency, experimentation, and trans...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 472–480.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., and new understandings of Black and trans solidarities that challenge the trans/cis binary. The concept of the future that colonizers, such as the colonizers of Australia, brought with them demanded an absolute devotion, argue Anna Tsing, Heather Swanson, Elaine Gan, and Nils Bubandt, editors of Arts...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (3): 463–479.
Published: 01 August 2022
... Took a Black Toddler from His Family's SUV .” Washington Post , October 30 . https://washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/30/philadelphia-fop-posts-toddler . Stock Kathleen . 2021 . Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism . London : Little, Brown . Theleweit Klaus...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 February 2021
... movements, to match the assumed expectations of the spaces they inhabited. Black men primarily expressed fears of being perceived by others (e.g., police, women) as a dangerous “thug.” Black men, thus, reported changing their behaviors to appear less threatening. Conversely, white men primarily expressed...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2023
... Black elders and femmes who greatly exceed the boundaries of contemporary transgender womanhood. Ultra Omni activates the archival reserves of the scene to ignite the respect they ought to command. What emerges is the possibility of a field where “Black trans femme scholars . . . and the ballroom...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 181–190.
Published: 01 May 2017
... changes into my womanhood during a few preceding months my mother hadn't seen. Will she see me ? My gaze shifts from the bus window on the way to the airport and goes to the patterns on my yellow dress. It's Senegalese, the street vendor said at the time. I follow the route of black lines crossing each...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 508–526.
Published: 01 November 2023
... specifically, the white feminism one still often finds at the core of academic feminism has itself historically emerged from and through racism and anti-Black logics (Schuller 2021 ), and the homogenized presentation of feminism as a white cis woman's struggle has worked to inform the very framework...