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TSQ (2015) 2 (4): 666–672.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Elspeth H. Brown Abstract This piece discusses current trans oral history projects that bring together feminist methodologies, transgender studies, and queer archives. I offer a map of some of these oral history projects, and their archive partners, while offering some reflections concerning how...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (4): 553–564.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., it is a uniquely rich documentation of a subcultural community spanning over thirty years. The author discusses a critical shift in my handling of these archival materials, beginning with a slide show entitled “The $10,000 Woman.” The incorporation of oral histories by trans women in the photograph archive turned...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (4): 565–577.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Maxe Crandall; Selby Wynn Schwartz Abstract This article explores the performance practices of Sean Dorsey, modern dance's first out transgender choreographer, in order to consider one embodied strategy for staging transgender histories. Utilizing extant LGBTQ archives, and then collecting oral...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (4): 574–588.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... Alongside archival sources, the other main place where records of Two-Spirit people can be found is in Indigenous oral traditions. Oral traditions come with their own set of strengths and difficulties for people trying to understand Two-Spirit history. While oral tradition comes directly from Indigenous...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (4): 607–613.
Published: 01 November 2015
... more readily accessible through cataloging and finding aids. For example, the University of Minnesota Archives has materials on the University's Transgender Commission and the Transsexual Research Project. 7 Finally, we have just been awarded a major grant to conduct a multiyear oral history...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (4): 539–543.
Published: 01 November 2015
... institutions interested in collecting and disseminating transgender histories, and oral history projects that offer a different kind of evidence of lives that unsettle the naturalized gender binary. In doing so, the editors call our attention not only to pragmatic problems encountered by archival practitioners...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 96–111.
Published: 01 February 2017
... by Duke University Press 2017 trans employment working-class queers oral history queer ethnographic method truck drivers Trucking is a powerful symbol in the United States—of independence, motion, and sex. For transwomen who drive trucks, all the hardships of the job are amplified, but so...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (4): 544–552.
Published: 01 November 2015
... this special issue seek to address archival gaps with a variety of different strategies—using narrative to correct misinterpretations, animating historical memory through dance, and, in two cases, building grassroots collections from the ground up. Three out of the four articles discuss oral history...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (2): 194–209.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Robles ( 2008 ), Óscar Contardo ( 2012 ), and Juan Carlos Garrido ( 2016 ). Garrido uses oral history to analyze the violence enacted through article 373 of the Chilean Criminal Code, which penalizes “any significant or scandalous offense against decency or good behavior.” Although this article...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (1): 140–142.
Published: 01 February 2022
... mourners and survivors aspiring to channel mourning as a generative power. Using photography as a generative process for survivors of transphobic violence, this project uses skill sharing, oral transmission, and intergenerational collaboration as methods of building trans art histories relationally...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (4): 537–538.
Published: 01 November 2021
... encyclopedic knowledge of stage show monologues. Elsewhere I've talked about Jojo and her contemporaries as troubling the field of oral history, in which the interview is taught as a pristine and unadorned event. But Jojo's life was about getting more. To her dying day, she spoke in stage patter. And like...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 95–103.
Published: 01 May 2016
... : 4 – 8 . Murray Pauli . 1950 . States' Laws on Race and Color . Athens : University of Georgia Press . Murray Pauli . 1976 . “ A Legal Activist Discusses Her Work in the Civil Rights and Women's Liberation Movements .” Oral History Interview with Pauli Murray, February 13, 1976...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 443–455.
Published: 01 August 2018
... from the local political economy. For this research, I rely on a mixed-method approach that combines oral history inquiry and critical compositional analysis. Oral history and surveys have only recently been considered by LGBT scholars and have been conducted only on older gay men in Hong Kong...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (2): 145–155.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... Through oral histories, these trans and travesti subjects spoke of experiencing extreme forms of torture and mutilation. Even as we recognize the scholarly necessity of explicitly describing torture and violence as a corrective to archival erasure in dominant historical accounts, we remain cautious about...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (4): 413–416.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of clinical ontology (that is, being a woman or man) but rather a functional matter of whether patients passing would protect surgeons from lawsuits. Turning to the Canary Islands, Daniasa Curbelo's poetic oral histories with transsexuals and travestis from the island's barrancos (ravines) curates...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 618–627.
Published: 01 November 2016
... ( Cristobal 2015 ). This essay is based on my research on queer and trans Latinas/os in Los Angeles, using oral history interviews and a cultural studies approach, and builds on scholarship by Chicana/o and Latina/o scholars who have explored the role of fashion and aesthetic choices as resistance...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (1): 9–29.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Snorton's Black on Both Sides ( 2017 ); online archives such as the Digital Transgender Archive and Transgender Berkeley; and interview and oral history projects such as the Trans Oral History Project (see also Williams 2016 ). 2. Janet Mock rooted her memoir in the work of black feminists who came...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (2): 156–163.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and nemeses alike, and they record oral histories each time another transwoman arrives with new photographs to scan. Most recently, the archive was awarded first place out of all competing archives in Latin America for the Preservación y Acceso Documental Prize granted by major foundation Ibermemoria Sonora y...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 May 2017
... photographing and recording oral histories within transgender and queer communities in the United Kingdom for years before her mother, Audrey, revealed that Ken, the person she had known as her uncle, was transgender. It was only later, cleaning out her mother's house after she had moved into a nursing home...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (3): 424–428.
Published: 01 August 2019
... forced migration and enslavement. Ifa and its practices are passed down through oral history and through practicing ritual. Patakis (stories) are sacred texts that are memorized and passed down through spiritual lineage. Sacred written text is not considered a trusted source; embodied ancestral memory...