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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2018) 5 (2): 228–244.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to change their social role as well as their body. Medical protocols including SOC -7 recommend a period of “real-life experience” as a criterion for some surgeries, which is not appropriate for people who want medical without social transition, who may want a private expression of gender, and who...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2016) 3 (3-4): 649–652.
Published: 01 November 2016
... examines the dialectic of desire and how it appears in the registers of the imaginary, symbolic, and real, hence the interdependent matrix that governs mental functioning, and provides his own transition in psychoanalytic theory away from biological determinism and conflicted or traumatic object relations...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2018) 5 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 May 2018
... reassignment surgery (SRS). By then, I had been on hormones for two years, was well into electrolysis, and was beginning my one-year “real life test” of living full-time in my chosen female gender. Since I was living in Philadelphia, the logical choice was the gender identity clinic at Pennsylvania Hospital...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2016) 3 (3-4): 611–617.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Iwo Nord Abstract This article reviews Gin Müller's play Trans Gender Moves , arguing that it has translation, on several levels and in its broadest sense, at the core of its themes and aesthetics. Based on the performers’ real-life stories, Trans Gender Moves is about what it might mean to live in...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2017) 4 (2): 181–190.
Published: 01 May 2017
... geographical narrative about the shaping of the (colonized) world into a center,” is closer to the discussions of home as a site of displacement but also connection, which is raised by authors such as Janet Mock in her memoir Redefining Realness ( 2014 ), Saidiya Hartman in Lose Your Mother ( 2007...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2015) 2 (3): 411–430.
Published: 01 August 2015
... life experiences of these trans students cause their identities to shift and change, whether they understand these shifts as only external or as also encompassing shifts in their understanding of themselves. In my study, many trans students' lived bodily experience of passing or not passing became...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2015) 2 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 February 2015
... research questions are asked [and] how studies are constructed” ( Spanier and Horowitz 2011 , 45). We knew that our explanatory framework needed to capture a lived experience that was simultaneously real and contingent, measurable yet elusive, and vulnerable to misrepresentation while capable of...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2017) 4 (3-4): 577–607.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Amy Ray Stewart Abstract This article engages with the psychoanalytic works of Julia Kristeva in order to demonstrate how trans and queer experiences are shaped and mobilized by a psychic life of revolt. Reorienting the question of resistance toward the threshold of psychical and social life, the...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2019) 6 (1): 20–42.
Published: 01 February 2019
... is often in stark contrast to the way trans* people experience their transitions as giving form to a new and invigorating commitment to life. Despite this, there can be something haunting and unspoken bothering familial relations post-transition. These cryptic experiences are well dramatized in...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2018) 5 (2): 251–267.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., and it has been through a conceptualization of queerness, of adopting a queer sensibility, that my selfhood has felt real, and close to home. My life has been hampered and overshadowed by surviving gender violence, and, for me, the necessity of becoming possible is inflected by my understanding of...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2016) 3 (1-2): 266–271.
Published: 01 May 2016
... deadly violence, there is a keen urgency to Paul Farmer's call for work that not only “relies on conversations with the living” but also “look[s] at the dead and those left for dead” ( 2004 : 307). I suggest that we can approach death, as well as life lived under constant threat of killing, as a form of...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2017) 4 (1): 16–27.
Published: 01 February 2017
...)legible. By extension, this necessitates interrogating the biopolitical management of life (and death), the mechanisms of global capitalism, and how, and whose, (trans)sexual laboring bodies are ascribed with value, erased, or rendered invisible. Viviane Namaste: Political economy refers to how...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 August 2015) 2 (3): 395–410.
Published: 01 August 2015
... are fundamentally transphobic, as well as its failure prompt pragmatic understanding and address of the maldistribution of life chances for trans, intersex, and gender-nonconforming subjects. I offer several alternative strategies aimed at producing more deeply transformative types of trans inclusion...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2015) 2 (2): 330–335.
Published: 01 May 2015
... intersex condition. The models had a range of body types, some of which were visibly identifiable as transgender or intersex, some not. The project aimed to engage the participants with complex ideas around sexed and gendered bodies that pertained to their own life experience. Throughout the project, the...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2015) 2 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 February 2015
... should ask themselves if their personal definition of who is trans is more or less important than the identity of trans individuals living a low/nondisclosure life. Working with the homeless, I know all too well that exactitude in counting vulnerable populations not only has real and lasting budgetary...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2016) 3 (3-4): 388–411.
Published: 01 November 2016
... correspond with both psychiatric and medical narratives that define transsexuality and gender—the phase of “real life experience” 32 or “role training” as the Mexican sexologists call it—as with social narratives that prevail in our context and that men and women reproduce daily. One of the most...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2016) 3 (3-4): 618–627.
Published: 01 November 2016
... life to a man), she remembers her mother saying. The challenge of navigating gender binaried expectations, as well as abuse, led Salcedo to a life of drugs and crime. While these memories are bittersweet, they form part of her trajectory, toward what Janet Mock calls “redefining realness” ( 2014...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2015) 2 (1): 34–57.
Published: 01 February 2015
... write-in response option) that includes sexual orientation and gender identity ( table 1, d ). References Bockting W. O. 2008 . “ Psychotherapy and the Real-Life Experience: From Gender Dichotomy to Gender Diversity .” Sexologies 17 , no. 4 : 211 – 24 . Bockting W. O...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2018) 5 (2): 190–206.
Published: 01 May 2018
... clothes; he gave me everything that I needed. And now I am living the life that I always wanted.” She registered this relationship as a difficult situation, not an abusive one, even though she was unequivocal about the power dynamics at play: “He was a father to me. My real father did nothing for me...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 May 2016) 3 (1-2): 212–219.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Centering the Queer: Reflections on Transsexuals and Secular Jews” ( Scheman 1997 ; hereafter, “Q the C”). In “Q the C” I discuss the role others play in making an individual's life intelligible, both in moment-by-moment acknowledgment and in the sharing of memories and the shaping of a narrative. The...