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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 26–27.
Published: 01 May 2014
... fields; and some map the productive tensions between trans studies and other interdisciplines. Copyright © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 The asterisk (*), or star, is a symbol with multiple meanings and applications that can mark a bullet point in a list, highlight or draw attention to a particular...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2015) 2 (4): 544–552.
Published: 01 November 2015
... for papers, following the logic that Avery Brooks Tompkins explains in the first issue of TSQ : “In relation to transgender phenomena, the asterisk is used . . . to open up transgender or trans to a greater range of meanings” ( 2014 : 26). The use of the asterisk as a wildcard operator for a...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2016) 3 (1-2): 228–234.
Published: 01 May 2016
... process over positionality and takes place at a fundamental level—at the level of materiality, where the ways in which matter materializes resonate politically. My argument has three sections. I begin by discussing the addition of the asterisk to trans* in contemporary trans* scholarship, which I argue...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 May 2017
... to any single suffix” ( 2008 : 11), trans* is intended to be even more disruptive and to highlight its own dehiscence. And the asterisk is “starfishy,” a regenerative cut that pulls the body back through itself, moving closer to oneself through the wound that is (on) the self—a cut that itself is...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2015) 2 (2): 195–208.
Published: 01 May 2015
... register through the conceptual operations signified by an asterisk. Trans* foregrounds and intensifies the prehensile, prefixial nature of trans- and implies a suffixial space of attachment that is simultaneously generalizable and abstract yet its function can be enacted only when taken up by...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2016) 3 (1-2): 175–184.
Published: 01 May 2016
... wonders the effect lyrics such as these have on listeners who do not see themselves as directly benefiting from the advancement of the LGBTQ cause. On the 2014 track “Frauen mit Sternchen” (“Women with Asterisks”; Sookee 2014a ), Sookee celebrates all manifestations of womanhood and femininity by...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2015) 2 (2): 189–194.
Published: 01 May 2015
... emergence. For them, trans* —with the asterisk holding a space for multiple attachments while visually symbolizing radiant, multipronged means and methods of entrainment—signifies a virtual potential immanent within processes of materialization. Trans* represents mattering's vital capacity to become more...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2015) 2 (1): 136–147.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., offer a sliding fee scale, provide comprehensive services, have an ongoing quality assurance program, and have a governing board of directors (see HRSA 2014 ). 4. The use of the term trans* reflects an adaptation of web-based language taken up by the trans* community. The * (asterisk) is used as a...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2018) 5 (3): 298–310.
Published: 01 August 2018
... conversations for the future. 1. In recent years, the usage of trans* (with an asterisk) has provoked some controversy (Serano 2015 ), especially among some activists who object to what they see as the term's inaccessibility and transmisogyny. Others, like the student activist group Trans Student...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2017) 4 (3-4): 639–646.
Published: 01 November 2017
... experiences of people minoritized as trans*, the critical potential of trans* theorizing frequently exceeds the milieu in which it is often articulated. 13 It could be said that bringing the asterisk into trans*versality (as I wish to do) risks making an arbitrary attachment between or unfulfilled...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 107–110.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... The term trans* should be understood as a political umbrella term that encompasses many different and culturally specific experiences of embodiment, identity, and expression. The asterisk aims to make its open-ended character explicit. 2. A translation of the law was provided by GATE ( 2012b...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2015) 2 (4): 578–583.
Published: 01 November 2015
... countries of sub-Saharan Africa. 1. The authors are aware of the global movement toward writing trans* (addition of the *); however, in Africa there has been no dialogue or discussion on this topic. To respect the silence on the topic, the authors decided to refrain from using the asterisk. 2. The authors...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2016) 3 (3-4): 485–505.
Published: 01 November 2016
... trans used with an asterisk to denote how “trans*” involves many different identities: “the asterisk stems from common computing usage wherein it represents a wildcard—any number of other characters attached to the original prefix” ( Ryan 2014 ). Correspondingly, Maria Tymoczko also uses an asterisk...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2016) 3 (3-4): 605–610.
Published: 01 November 2016
... culture. The sensate cluster is structurally identical to the asterisk (*) that Eva Hayward and Jami Weinstein discuss as a grammatical strategy for representing the stickiness of trans* as “paratactic” ( 2015 : 198). In their introduction to the “Tranimalities” issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2016) 3 (3-4): 462–484.
Published: 01 November 2016
... asterisk to offer a productive means of thinking beyond static conceptions of translation. Much of this article, however, was written with the use of a screen reader, in which the asterisk and many other typological symbols are often unreadable. The elimination of the asterisk, then, intends to render it...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2015) 2 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of trans* , with the intent of including not just transsexuals and transgender individuals but also agender, genderqueer, and other gender-nonconforming persons. See Sam Killermann's “What Does the Asterisk in Trans* Stand For?” ( 2012 ). 5. It is worth noting that Jackass and Wildboyz take up...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2015) 2 (3): 469–476.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Sandy . 1992 . “ The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto .” Camera Obscura , no. 29 : 150 – 76 . Tompkins Avery . 2014 . “ Asterisk .” TSQ 1 , nos. 1–2 : 26 – 27 . Valentine David . 2007 . Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category . Durham, NC...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2018) 5 (4): 518–539.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of “trans before trans” and, beyond that, how the conjoining of trans and historicity might reconfigure our notions of chronology and periodization more broadly. By organizing this issue of TSQ around the concept of trans*historicities —with an asterisk and in the plural—we wish to push...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2014) 1 (4): 539–551.
Published: 01 November 2014
... for body , which personalizes and politicizes the images. Inter* , like trans* , uses the asterisk to designate the widest possible variance, in this case of intersex and intergender. It is becoming used more widely in the social movement and activist context, popularized by groups like trans*inter...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... TSQ as standing in for whatever version of trans- best suits you — and we imagine many of our readers, like us, will move back and forth among several of them. We call your attention as well to our use of the asterisk (symbol of the open-ended search) in the journal's logo, our hopefully not-too...