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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 141–145.
Published: 01 May 2014
... fields; and some map the productive tensions between trans studies and other interdisciplines. Copyright © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Unlike other key terms in transgender studies, there is no comprehensive critical genealogy of the concept of “normal” or “normality.” Recently, a number of...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2015) 2 (1): 123–135.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Anna M. KŁonkowska Abstract The article examines the criteria for determining which individuals become legible as transgender in Poland and how expert medical and legal discourses normalize the gender identity, sexuality, and gender performativity of this group. Only those transgender people who...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2015) 2 (1): 148–159.
Published: 01 February 2015
... relation between a trans “identity” and a trans “population,” the article employs as analytics Foucault's concepts of normalizing power and biopower. It reviews the history and techniques of epidemiology and then briefly the ways in which normalizing power produces specific identity categories such as...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2016) 3 (3-4): 388–411.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Alba Pons Rabasa Abstract As part of the doctoral research project “Social Transformations and Corporeal Micropolitics: A Study on the Process of Normalization of Trans* in Mexico City,” the author has acted as a participant observer in the Trans* Support Group of the Condesa Specialized Clinic of...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2014) 1 (4): 586–589.
Published: 01 November 2014
... preserve for the ways that it exposes and rejects normativity. I believe we need to hold onto, acknowledge, and celebrate this otherness, not because we thrive on being contrarian, but because the regimes of normality are the forces that seek to obliterate us. We must resist in order to survive...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 59–61.
Published: 01 May 2014
... child's gender is fixed at (or before) birth and read off from the body's genitals (as well as chromosomes and hormones), the child must also become fully gendered as an (adult) man or woman through development. The developmental process works through a system of normalization, furthermore, such that...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 61–62.
Published: 01 May 2014
...-) of their birth-assigned sex. Cisgender emerged from trans* activist discourses in the 1990s that criticized many commonplace ways of describing sex and gender. The terms man and woman , left unmarked, tend to normalize cisness—reinforcing the unstated “naturalness” of being cisgender. Thus...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 194–196.
Published: 01 May 2014
... projects ( Pronger 1990 ; Carrington and McDonald 2009 ). Mainstream competitive and amateur sport in North America still plays a central role in naturalizing the ideology of a two-sex system while normalizing white cisgendered heterosexual masculinity and class privilege ( Hill Collins 2005 ). Sport...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2019) 6 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 February 2019
... configurations of gendered violence. Dean Spade's Normal Life ( 2015 ) and C. Riley Snorton's Black on Both Sides ( 2017 ) come to mind as the kinds of arguments with which Driskill's work implicitly is in dialogue. Those studies move outside of trans identity as such to address how technologies of gender...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 50–52.
Published: 01 May 2014
...; however, by analyzing “possessive individualism” ( Macpherson 1962 ), certain dimensions of capital can be uncovered. Capital continuously maneuvers to normalize exploitative relationships, to naturalize private property relations (e.g., whiteness as property), and to steadily erode common, collective...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2019) 6 (1): 132–136.
Published: 01 February 2019
... intersex in their introduction as “people born with anatomies that defy received understandings of the nature of sexual difference” (1). Thus, in contrast to the common medical tendency to view intersex as a biological abnormality fixable via surgical normalization, and departing from a widespread...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 181–184.
Published: 01 May 2014
...’ ” ( 2012 : 81). Following this claim, one can ask: What is lost in the transgender movement's increasing mainstream success, and who is left behind? How does the media's representation of transgender people in a positive light serve to normalize and regulate the image of gender nonconformance and limit the...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 35–38.
Published: 01 May 2014
... produce objective technologies. Beyond the utility of trans bodies for highlighting the gendered and raced assumptions of biometrics, it is also crucial for the lives of transpeople that we continue to investigate and theorize these developments. As Dean Spade emphasizes in Normal Life ( 2011 ), the...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 89–91.
Published: 01 May 2014
... struggles to make freedom flourish through a radical trans politics. Not only a defensive posture, it builds in the name of the undercommons a world beyond the world, lived as a dream of the good life. 1 Within at least the US context, the normalizing force of mainstream trans politics, under the...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2018) 5 (2): 290–294.
Published: 01 May 2018
...-Brandenburg (LSVD) unveiled a monument for the first homosexual emancipation movement. The memorial is composed of six thirteen-foot calla lilies in rainbow colors. The chosen flower, according to the organization, “has feminine and masculine blooms in one plant and is therefore a symbol for the normality of...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2015) 2 (1): 160–165.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... There are at least three characteristic types of translations effected by translation regimes. Normalizing translations establish certain states of the world as within the realm of normalcy to the exclusion of others. Characteristics for which there are no fields in the database cease to exist...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 285–297.
Published: 01 May 2014
... developed new analytics of gender normalization, regulation, and surveillance that affect everyone's lives, scholars and activists in the field remain attentive to the lived experiences and material circumstances of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Much of that work focuses on the encounter...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 121–122.
Published: 01 May 2014
... numbers — though of course these numbers are inscribed in a discourse relying on “nature,” so that uncommon ranges are labeled “unnatural.” Wrong numbers have to be corrected so that the individual (the subject?) can reenter the ranges of normality — a process similar to the “coding” inherent to...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 208–210.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of Care: The Hormonal and Surgical Sex Reassignment of Gender Dysphoric Persons . Galveston : Janus Information Facility, University of Texas Medical Branch . Spade Dean . 2011 . Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law . Brooklyn, NY : South...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2014) 1 (1-2): 210–212.
Published: 01 May 2014
... its norms: a cruel power ploy that may end in death for those who experience this form of “happiness” as a travesty of the bliss they had found for themselves. Some transgender people may perform their masculinity or femininity so convincingly that they are seen to be “normal” men or women, which...