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TSQ (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...
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TSQ (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...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (1): 10–15.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Shiv Datt Sharma Abstract In this short essay, the author calls for a provincialization of trans studies by rethinking the framework of the liberal humanist ontological self as the given basis for understanding trans experience. Briefly describing the neglect of non-Western epistemologies...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 65–73.
Published: 01 May 2016
...: the geopolitical tension between transing and queering; genealogies of feminist, gay and lesbian, queer, and trans studies; the collusion of Euro-centered thought with trans research; and the social ontology of transing embodiments. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 transing methodologies...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (1): 30–48.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Olivia Landry Abstract With a focus on Germany's first explicitly trans- play, Sasha Marianna Salzmann's 2016 Meteoriten ( Meteorites ), this article pursues the possibility of thinking about trans- and love as forces that at once ontologically transform and phenomenologically (re)orient us away...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 443–455.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the creative production over the visibility agenda and receptive prejudices that pertain inherently to trans* activism. The author argues that the act of posing in front of the camera for trans* women cannot be reified but must be critically examined for its materialist ontology, a framework that includes...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (2): 195–208.
Published: 01 May 2015
... continue to unpack the underlying frameworks that provide for the standardizing force privileging the anthro-ontological humanist human over all others ( Weheliye 2014 ; Kirksey and Helmreich 2010 ; Chen 2010 ; Weil 2010 ; Hansen 2008 ). And this is one area in which transgender/trans* theory, too, can...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 191–194.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Eva S. Hayward Abstract This note represents an effort to think together Afro-pessimism and trans studies. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 transsexual cut Afropessimism ontology psychoanalysis “Don't exist” is an imperative, a sanctioned foreclosure. “Don't exist...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and space, is no longer the site of a stable, natural, and objective referential truth of gender or sex, despite the search for new relationalities constructed out of that very ontological denaturalization ( Stryker 1999 : 170–71). Baudrillard's analysis falls into unsubstantiated fatalism because he...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (3): 402–418.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., the consequence of this ontological distinction is that “the analysis of technics is made in terms of ends and means, which implies necessarily that no dynamic proper belongs to technical beings” ( 1998 : 1). The ontological separation of technics and living beings underwrites the notion of an integral human body...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 425–442.
Published: 01 August 2018
... ” (2007: 454). Now let us go back and take a look at the two components of yinyang: the yin and the yang. As I have shown earlier, yinyang is either misapprehended as simply another dualism with two separable and ontologically fixed components, yin and yang, or it is understood as a relational...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 524–526.
Published: 01 August 2020
... unfixed,” Keegan risks substituting the ambiguously racialized figure for postmodernity's trans* figure—trading one spectacularized representation of postmodern flexibility for another. In Keegan's monograph, trans* and cinema are not linked by an ontological metaphor of suturing/surgery but instead...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 30–32.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the nature of the body and body modification. In particular, it has the potential to undermine the accusation that trans bodies are unnatural or constructed. With its origins in the Greek philosophy of Heraclitus and Aristotle, in which it is an ontological concept that describes change and movement...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 332–344.
Published: 01 August 2020
... that follows on immediately from realizing that you're getting fucked. While for Solanas it was males who were truly the most craven, passive, and weak—and female liberation would simply entail getting wise to this and overpowering them—for Chu females are ontologically excluded from taking political action...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (3): 283–296.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of trans as secular. It was the secularization of transgender that conditioned the (evangelical) firing of H. Adam Ackley. 10 In part because feminist studies of religion have been so indebted to the foundational work of Mary Daly, whose explicit transmisogyny was central to her ontology...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 219–222.
Published: 01 May 2014
... produced gender and sexuality as separate categories of analysis, this history is increasingly erased as the separation of gender and sexuality — and of homosexuality and transgender — is institutionalized as a matter of ontology, not historical process. Since this ontological conceptual separation...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 141–152.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., who routinely evaluate their critical objects “on the basis of whether they reveal (‘good’: antiessentialist) or conceal (‘bad’: essentialist) their constructedness” (15). Thus flouting the protocols of 1990s theory, Prosser asks us to attend to the literal and ontological senses of transsexual...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (1): 65–83.
Published: 01 February 2022
... , moving these gendered petro-relations firmly into the erotic, I can also move closer to what Scott ( 2018 : 183) calls the “orgiastic power in oil's repertoire.” If, as she puts it, the “epistemic inability or unwillingness to name our energy ontologies” in the twenty-first century has developed...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 253–254.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in cycles of gestation and impregnation so as to collect their urine” ( Hayward 2010 : 228); this entwining of bodies and violences makes many trans embodiments possible. Trans species encounters also commingle ontologies and identities. Eva Hayward describes the ways in which “a transitioning woman...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 484–507.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., such as the notable Cherokee (noncitizen) scholar Qwo-Li Driskill ( 2004 , 2010, 2016), has offered an essential theoretical intervention to conceptualize the Western gender system as a tool of genocide. Driskill ( 2004 , 2010, 2016) explains the epistemological and ontological distinctions between Indigenous...