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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2015) 2 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 May 2015
... affect theory, animal studies, and environmental studies, Nicole Seymour argues that these performances—which include, for example, a human inserting a fishhook in his face before being thrown into shark-infested waters—constitute an extension of this media corpus's general investment in affective...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2017) 4 (1): 78–95.
Published: 01 February 2017
... understand affective labor for transnational mass media markets. They do so in terms of the historically understood association between work and visible claims for national belonging and recognition in Indonesia. Although such possibilities are situated in a context characterized by inequality, waria do...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2017) 4 (3-4): 647–653.
Published: 01 November 2017
... prejudices—embedded in psychoanalytic theories. 1 The problem with transphobia in the clinic is multifold. The question is not only about whether or not our theories can be transphobic but, also, about how the application of the theories themselves in the clinic can be transphobic. We must consider how...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2018) 5 (3): 507–513.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of queer liberalism and homonationalism. 1 Overall, the transnational turn in queer theory charts alternative modes of belonging by queers who do not center the assimilationist models of US nationalism or the hegemony of Euro-American empires. However, it is fair to say that the critique of US...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2017) 4 (3-4): 608–626.
Published: 01 November 2017
... hints at the subjectivity of loss: in one and the same situation, loss might occur for some, vaguely, and for others not at all. The author performs a close reading of a scene showing the grief of Maura's son Josh to query theories of mourning rooted in the Freudian tradition. These models frame loss as...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2014) 1 (3): 368–386.
Published: 01 August 2014
... artistic, degenerate, and ill. The ways in which the spectral figure of the sarimbavy moved across multiple empires highlights the colonial impulse at the heart of the Euro-American endeavor to further sexological theory. Copyright © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 transgender sarimbavy...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2016) 3 (1-2): 95–103.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Simon D. Elin Fisher Abstract This article investigates the history of intersectional feminism and demonstrates that the theory is grounded in a trans-of-color analysis of the racial caste system known as “Jim Crow.” In 1944, Pauli Murray, an African American activist, journalist, and lawyer...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2017) 4 (3-4): 405–420.
Published: 01 November 2017
... transitioning from female to trans male and then giving birth to his biological offspring. The analysis profoundly affected the analyst to such an extent that she can no longer even casually refer to herself as merely “cisgender” without adding quotations around the term and the qualifier “ostensibly.” As...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2016) 3 (3-4): 618–627.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Eddy Francisco Alvarez, Jr. Abstract This essay is based on the fashion choices, negotiations, and embodied knowledge or “theories in the flesh” of Bamby Salcedo and other trans Latinas in Los Angeles. Their experiences and memories are instrumental in the development of “finding sequins in the...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2015) 2 (2): 209–226.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., trans studies, and posthumanism are actively transforming our thinking around “sex” and “the human.” It proposes that these theoretical approaches are affectively conjoined in their challenge to the concept of preternatural gender as a defining aspect of human-centered sociality. This is because sex and...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2014) 1 (4): 501–516.
Published: 01 November 2014
...T. L. Cowan Abstract This paper considers recent transfeminist critical creative work through an affective trope contingently named here as that belonging to the “transfeminist kill/joy,” after Sara Ahmed's framing of the “feminist killjoy.” The trope of the transfeminist kill/joy can been read as...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2014) 1 (4): 539–551.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the darkroom to make positive images (photographic prints), in the outmoded medium Polaroid 665, which Volcano employs, the positive image is used to make a (unique) negative. The generativity of the Polaroid 665 negative in Volcano's hands is not purely photographic; it is also affective. My essay...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2016) 3 (1-2): 84–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., and the resistance to the binary sex/gender system. It also addresses the politics of translating queer in the European context, showing how transfeminism is a critique of Anglo white queer theory and its capacity for disembodiment. The postporn movement—a distinctive feature of Spanish transfeminism...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2017) 4 (3-4): 497–517.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Jordan Osserman Abstract This article examines the role of anatomy in Lacan's theory of the phallus, focusing on a fundamental question insufficiently addressed in Lacanian thought: Does the penis really matter, and if so, why and how? The question is addressed by analyzing Lacan's work on the...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2015) 2 (2): 317–323.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Abstract TSQ editorial board member Eva Hayward interviews Mel Y. Chen to discuss the relevance for the field of transgender studies of Chen's Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect and other work. The interview covers such topics as feminist science and technology studies...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2017) 4 (3-4): 451–471.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the capacity to imagine gender with psychoanalytic sensitivity. The clinic too is affected by a magnetizing pull toward sameness; certitude replaces difference in which the body is often mystified as known. Beyond the fixations that are well documented, the article raises two new questions: Can a turn...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2019) 6 (2): 239–253.
Published: 01 May 2019
...). This is made evident as the essay weaves through an affective history of AIDS-related struggles in life and death and the networks of care they invoke, including Campuzano's own, in order to move through questions of need, desire, collaboration, and urgency for gender and sexual dissidents in the...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2014) 1 (3): 402–418.
Published: 01 August 2014
... and sexuality, but they also argued that the endocrine system was the mechanism through which environmental information affecting the body was transmitted to subsequent generations, rejecting genetic determinism. Anticipating the post–World War II shift from scientific racism to humanist theories of...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2014) 1 (4): 590–604.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Alexander Eastwood Abstract This essay examines the burgeoning relationship between transgender studies and literary criticism by interrogating the terms of their commensurability. Recent debates within critical theory have at times detrimentally deployed marginalized figures, such as transsexuals...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2016) 3 (1-2): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2016
... believe that feminist theory and practice are critical tools in the struggle for trans liberation, and that the social oppression of transgender people is intimately connected with the larger structures of patriarchy that feminisms seek to counteract. Their praxis has worked its way up from walking the...