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Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 1, above. Sookee, quing of Berlin, visually coded in purple and black, the colors of anarcha-feminism. Photos courtesy of www.sookee.de Figure 1, above. Sookee, quing of Berlin, visually coded in purple and black, the colors of anarcha-feminism. / Photos courtesy of www.sookee.de More
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Marquis Bey Abstract The essay thinks radically differently about the concepts of black and trans*. Trans* and black thus denote poetic, para-ontological forces that are only tangentially, and ultimately arbitrarily, related to bodies said to be black or transgender. That is to say, they are...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 208–218.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Karen Jaime Abstract In this essay, the author argues that Ellison Renee Glenn as Black Cracker performs what LaMonda H. Stallings, drawing on the work of C. Riley Snorton, defines as a “transworld identity,” or as an “identity across possible worlds.” Specifically, the author focuses on how the...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 226–242.
Published: 01 May 2017
... on the representation of Black sexual duplicity in popular culture and Audre Lorde's critique of white saviorism. Part 2 turns to contemporary discourses of transmisogyny and demonstrates that the term is ill equipped to address the structures of power that manifested in I Am Cait . The discussion...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 266–274.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Calvin Warren Abstract This essay argues that “tranifestation” is an onto-phonological procedure, which provides insight into being-in-the-world for the human and, implicitly, explains the exclusion of blackness from ontology because of its muteness. Furthermore, the concept of black trans serves a...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 170–180.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Syrus Marcus Ware Abstract In this article, the author considers the erasure of racialized and indigenous histories from white trans archives, time lines, and cartographies of resistance. The author examines interventions by black queer and trans historiographers, critics, and activists who have...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 219–225.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Lemonade . In this analysis the author considers the implications of Big Freedia's visual absence in the video as well as the black feminist potential of Big Freedia's vocal presence in “Formation.” Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 blackness gender representation black cultural...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 162–169.
Published: 01 May 2017
... people. The contemporary visual landscape is populated with the bodies of Black women. How does the language and discourse of the tipping point elide the presence of a saturation of Black bodies? In academia this elision has taken the shape of the expansion and institutionalization of transgender studies...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2019) 6 (2): 210–222.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Dora Silva Santana Abstract The author focuses on the concept of mais viva , a term in Brazilian Portuguese that can be roughly translated as “more alive, alert, savvy.” She theorizes the concept of mais viva as an embodied knowledge of black and trans resistance, a kind of critical awareness...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 195–207.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Erin Durban-Albrecht Abstract This article brings together black transgender studies and postcolonial studies to consider the possibility for trans* narratives of Haiti, known as the “Black Republic.” Based on ethnographic research with trani , trans*, and transgender Haitians, this article focuses...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 301–310.
Published: 01 May 2017
... efforts of activists in the Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland (Initiative of Black People in Germany). Each of these short essays was published in Spiegelblicke: Perspektiven Schwarzer Bewegung in Deutschland ( Looks in the Mirror: Perspectives of the Black Movement in Germany ; Ridha et al...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2014) 1 (4): 627–633.
Published: 01 November 2014
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2018) 5 (4): 606–620.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Julian Gill-Peterson Abstract How has a reliance on the medical archive distorted the intelligibility of trans of color life in the past? This essay interrogates the limit points of black trans and trans of color life in the early twentieth century. Examining a case at the Johns Hopkins Hospital...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 181–190.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Dora Silva Santana Abstract The author takes her escrevivência as a Brazilian black trans woman and experiments with the poetics of Atlantic water to let the text itself be a transitioning space of poetics-autoethnography-cosmology-water-energy-memory tissue. Water is the riverine thread that runs...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 243–265.
Published: 01 May 2017
...CeCe McDonald; Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley Abstract This is a collection of the prison letters of CeCe McDonald, edited and with an introduction by Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 prison journal writing transfeminism transmisogynoir black feminism...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2019) 6 (2): 274–277.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Kwame Holmes Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity . C. Riley Snorton . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2017 . 272 pp. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Early on in Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity , C...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 159–161.
Published: 01 May 2017
... ranked less worthy of living according to Man's mis-measures? This is the tension that frames this issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly , “The Issue of Blackness,” guest edited by Treva Ellison, Kai M. Green, C. Riley Snorton, and Matt Richardson. These editors offer blunt provocations to the...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2016) 3 (1-2): 321–325.
Published: 01 May 2016
... possible the “familial relations” of the discourse of family central to the politics of contemporary queer life, but this is family politics with a difference: it is a family politics launched against hegemonic normative family claims, if you wish. The emergency of the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic for black...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 191–194.
Published: 01 May 2017
... brothers and sisters” not wanting anything “to do with us.” And yet, Cox says, the paradoxical consequence of this nonexistence is violence, unemployment, and lack of housing and health care, especially for black trans women and trans women of color. You do not need to read the article's comment feed to...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 222–225.
Published: 01 May 2014
... for black radical warrior/healers that took place in Durham, North Carolina, called Indigo Days. Tranifest circulated as a part of an experimental lexicon created by Indigo Days participants to think and dialogue about gender and sexuality across generational, class, and gender differences in order...