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A Feminist Post-transsexual Autoethnography, Challenging Normative Gender Coercion, by Julie Elizabeth Peters

Abstract
Gender as a social class along with its concomitant heteronormative gender coercion seem to be intransigent across time and cultures. But across these cultures we also see a degree of nonconforming behaviour which very often carries significant multi-dimensions of stigma and risk; because the exception proves the rule, an understanding of gender nonconformity sheds light on the normative operation of gender in society. A Feminist Post-transsexual Autoethnography attempts to demythologise trans and gender diversity by conducting an in-depth critical analysis of the life choices of the autoethnographic subject (the author), who was so uncomfortable with their culturally allocated masculinity that they chose to live an apparently normal female life. The research is post-transsexual in that the subject forgoes passing in their affirmed gender to ensure the integrity of the data. A Feminist Post-transsexual Autoethnography may primarily appeal to students and researchers interested in the Sociology of Gender and Sociology of Trans and Gender Diversity, as well as the broader areas of embodiment and power differentials based on gender, class, nationality, location, temporality, sexuality and gender (non)conformity. This insightful volume may also be of interest to those within the fields Health Promotion and Education, Human Rights, Social Justice and Equity or the Social and Cultural Anthropology of Gender
Table Of Contents
The gendered subject in the social world -- Critical framing: literature review -- Autoethnography I : Peter -- Autoethnography II : Ghost -- Autoethnography III : Julie -- My accommodation to the social world -- The subject's explication of the social world -- Remaking the social world -- Synthesis and conclusions -- Index
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
1st edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (263 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781351212359

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