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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 226–242.
Published: 01 May 2017
... to be that it uncovers the implicitly racist and classist underpinnings of hard-line categories of sex and gender. I began this essay with Angelica Ross and Caitlyn Jenner because, despite Serano's careful work around femininity and transmisogyny, I do not think her ideas help us to understand much of anything about...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 311–316.
Published: 01 May 2017
... addressed the female-to-male (FTM) crossdresser and the boy actor who would perform feminine roles on the early modern stage (and often these were one and the same—the boy actor played the part of a woman who crossdressed as a man). Until recently there has been a dearth of historical and theoretical...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 527–543.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Annie Sansonetti Abstract In this article, the author visits filmmaker Wu Tsang's 2015 short film Girl Talk at the New Museum in New York. The film's documentation of a dance, the author's fieldwork in the museum, and Tsang's cinematography evidence how feminine boyhood and trans girlhood...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (3): 429–434.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., and heterosexuality, questioning the notion of a sexual binary and the necessary entanglement of sex and gender threatens—or promises—to unravel this whole fabric. Every node in the complex interconnections posited by Genesis is based on a binary: male/female, masculine/feminine, male/masculine over female/feminine...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (4): 559–571.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., the copying of choreographed movements from music videos. K-pop cover dance has become a definitive social activity among Asian sissies (young feminine gay men) and is organized into an extensive contest circuit leading to an annual competition in Korea. Thai sissies are among the most enthusiastic...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 239–246.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., that this essay examines. Drawing on Marxist and psychoanalytic concepts, it describes how a generalized aversion and repudiation of femininity born of an androcentrism of the unconscious must be addressed and the institutions of today's reality principle radically recalibrated to favor the feminine...
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Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 1. A side-by-side comparison of the title page and pages 2 and 3 of first (1974, left) and second (1978, right) editions of Chafetz's Masculine/Feminine or Human ? More
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 485–505.
Published: 01 November 2016
... this to a translation of a seventeenth-century Spanish memoir written by Catalina de Erauso. D'Eon and Erauso use both feminine and masculine gender markers to refer to themselves, sometimes in the same sentence. This article examines how queering translation in order to preserve transgender identity can promote all...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (3): 297–314.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Claire Pamment Abstract Pakistani hijra / khwaja siras make up structured communities of feminine-identified gender-variant persons who have long but marginalized traditions of performing religious-cultural roles. Supreme Court rulings in 2009, promising rights to marginalized khwaja siras, have...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 521–538.
Published: 01 November 2019
... gendered subjugation of black women. To circumvent the subjugation of black feminine bodies and thus harness the radical potential of trans studies and organizing, the author proposes a conception of trans coalitional love-politics. This is a reading and political practice that explodes the cis/trans...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (1): 114–120.
Published: 01 February 2020
... variably referred to by two names: one feminine, Xenia, and the other masculine, Andrey. The saint ostensibly lived in St. Petersburg in the eighteenth century. Identified female at birth and named Xenia, after the death of their husband Andrey, at the age of twenty-six the saint took on the identity...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 407–420.
Published: 01 August 2020
... are in continuing faculty (tenure-track and tenured) positions. Trans women in general and trans women and trans feminine people of color, in particular, however, are particularly underrepresented in this labor pool. The author brings together a theoretical pastiche consisting of a Black feminist analysis...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 499–507.
Published: 01 August 2020
... explores these tensions, particularly as they relate to her experience of femininity and gender, which, in many ways, aligns with experiences of gender dysphoria. In negotiating the ways in which she would like to be desired with the feminist knowledge that influenced her thought, Acker lays out a path...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 355–377.
Published: 01 August 2018
... glamorous forms of feminine beauty nests within efforts to achieve visibility on the national stage. Waria also describe their gendered embodiment in terms of a personal narrative of self-actualization that sees it as one aspect of a process they call becoming. However, waria do not see déndong primarily...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (3): 376–394.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of binary male/female sex and binary masculine/feminine gender categories while also exceptionalizing transgender identities. Students and teachers who challenge such practices engage in critical literacy readings of school spaces and of the mundane ways binary gender and sex are read onto bodies. Critical...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 247–264.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Lillian Wolf Abstract In this article, the author focuses on Juliana Huxtable's (2019) exhibition Interfertility Industrial Complex: Snatch the Calf Back to theorize a Black trans affective posture toward pleasure. Contextualizing Huxtable's artistry within histories of Black feminine reproductive...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 449–483.
Published: 01 November 2023
... a spectacle of gender multiplicity rather than merely an exploitation of femininity. This article offers the notion that aerial arts stage the art of the precipice—the art of not quite falling, yet not quite flying—and concludes by suggesting that looking toward other performances of the precipice is useful...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (3-4): 556–576.
Published: 01 November 2017
... alliance with women. Lane considers it a mere rhetorical tactic that would leave dissatisfied both the gay men and the women in question ( 2002 : 286). However, Lane's skepticism is built on a dismissal of Mieli's theoretical and personal engagement with femininity and feminism in favor of a focus on men...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (4): 557–558.
Published: 01 November 2021
... speak here with the transvestite Samantha Hudson, an emerging singer, performer, and artist in the underground transvestite scene in Spain, about the trans-exclusionary discourse that exiles trans femininity and transvestism from the analyses around compulsory femininity, ignoring the naturalizing...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (4): 563–586.
Published: 01 November 2022
... is signified by the image of Pam, a hyperfeminine, Barbie-like character, whose drag-inspired sensibility and aesthetics have guided Ludovic's expression of femininity throughout the film. Topping the ladder, Hanna falls forward into the two-dimensional image, landing in the billboard, which is also her...