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TSQ (2017) 4 (3-4): 556–576.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . This article explores transessualità as the product of “erotic communism,” the countersexual discourse of the 1970s, which enables transessualità , simultaneous discovery of the woman within every man and the release of polymorphous desires, suppressed by a culture of educastration. Building on the mobile...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 58–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... as a transmasculine and transfeminist person has been in an almost exclusively bio-woman feminist space. What does trans presence mean in fiercely antitrans spaces? What can the power of Audre Lorde's erotic do in transforming feminist communities toward transfeminist power? Copyright © 2016 by Duke University...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 156–158.
Published: 01 May 2014
...-operative transfeminine bodies. The marginalization of transwomen in queer sex scenes echoes the status of transfeminity in queer erotic communities, which has been dubbed the “cotton ceiling.” A new queer normativity set by porn conventions continues to exclude certain forms of trans sexuality...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 240–254.
Published: 01 May 2020
... conglomerates who dominate the internet add more pressure. Thus the very same marginalized people pushed out of Tumblr could face a future ban on another platform that once again destroys a carefully curated erotic community. The human cost is very high. “Tumblr created the space for sexually nonnormative...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (1): 44–64.
Published: 01 February 2022
... t4t erotics in part because of the radical disjuncture between our community knowledge of ftm4ftm relationships and their abundance (and drama), versus critical analyses of such relationships, which are so scant that it seems that all the trans guy scholars must be fucking one another and thus...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (3): 455–460.
Published: 01 August 2014
... the concept of “sovereign erotics,” first articulated by Qwo-Li Driskill but used similarly by other authors, to privilege the productive and profoundly dynamic potential of erotic pleasure. When combined with the idea of indigenous interpretations of sovereignty, the erotic becomes a powerful and communal...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 598–604.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Sullivan (b. 1951, Milwaukee, d. 1991, San Francisco) facilitating an erotic encounter. In “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic As Power,” Audre Lorde 1 ( 1993 : 54) describes the erotic as “a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. . . an internal sense...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (1): 4–23.
Published: 01 February 2021
... and archiving. The result is a life support system reviving dormant erotic networks and complex familial relations central to his reclusive late father, Peter. By chasing Papi, Rodriguez empowers an archival art strategy to visually reconcile a trans-of-color childhood and patrilineal relations with a virus...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 311–316.
Published: 01 May 2017
... presentation can have on dyads, communities, and broader social structures, like marriage, economy, and sexuality,” and that most MTF crossdressed characters “are constituted with and through their relationships with other characters more than through identity or outfit in isolation” (2). Chess further...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (4): 691–706.
Published: 01 November 2018
... procedure protects us from experiencing pain in the moment of trauma, and in so doing creates a kind of pocket in time. The erotic ethos of the early ’90s leather community encouraged me to bring my breasts into focus in all their materiality, their substance as blood and lymph and nerves like my...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 274–287.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in which trans erotic representation intersects with BDSM, gay liberation, Playboy' s vision of straight male sexual cosmopolitanism, the feminist porn movement, and sex worker politics. It also showcased the cross-dressing/transvestite community that has become less visible since the rise of “transgender...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (3): 277–282.
Published: 01 August 2021
... crafting of subjugated knowledges. Looking to inspire conceptual application to the field, Kruse elaborates on Stryker's reading to make a case for the radical potential of Foucault's “insurrection of subjugated knowledges.” Shunyuan Zhang's essay, “Debris and Desire: Negotiating Erotic Spaces...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 222–236.
Published: 01 May 2020
... by the industry as having a straight male audience, more recent scholarship has complicated understandings of who is watching what kind of erotic content and why. Lucy Neville ( 2018 ), for example, argues that fandom communities of user-made erotic materials comprise a diversity of viewers that trouble straight...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (4): 695–700.
Published: 01 November 2015
... with nature. Eating an orange. (Harmodius 1974: 22) The poem parodies our expectation of erotic self-narration and disclosure, while at the same time eroticizing a pedestrian act, namely, the luridly described encounter with the “flesh and seed” of a simple orange. Harmodius's greatest brush...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 149–151.
Published: 01 May 2020
... love for Mother Earth), the Beesexual videos link erotic desire to political action. They invite us to get off in the name of ecological repair, and in doing so highlight the manner in which porn permeates contemporary culture in sometimes unexpected ways. Who would have imagined that trans porn...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (2): 359–363.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Susan Seizer Anna Morcom's Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance will richly reward readers willing to put in the effort necessary to read this book. Her work encourages us to join her in caring about how stigmatized communities of performers, whether hereditary or kothi or otherwise, are currently...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 February 2022
... visions of “trans community,” and to what effect? Is it useful to think about t4t as structuring practices of academic knowledge making and field habitus, something that might be implicit in the structure of TSQ and explicit in Cáel Keegan's ( 2020 : 387–88) claim that “trans* studies can only thrive...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 152–171.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in providing community and economic stability for trans performers. Finally, Laura Horak discusses her experience curating a trans erotic exhibit at the University of Toronto and some of the limits of the archive, especially when it comes to preserving trans erotic history. As a trans ethnographer...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (4): 443–461.
Published: 01 November 2021
... is possible. One question we might thus ask about this pedagogical bent involves attending to its intended audience: Star Distributors was not producing trans feminine erotic fiction—at least not intentionally—for trans readers. If trans readers found themselves, or found something validating and sustaining...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 491–520.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the complexities of our feelings by alienating ourselves from traditional codes of loving and taking the risk of creating our own, among the “unlovable.” It is in that emotional Nepantla—that space of creative disruption and transformation—where we can access our erotic power as a community and from which we can...
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