Title

Enactments of Difference

Document Type

Book Chapter

Faculty

Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

School of Education

RAS ID

1140

Comments

McKenna, T., & Haynes, F. (2001). Enactments of Difference. In: McKenna, T., & Haynes, F. (eds) Unseen Genders: Beyond the binaries. Peter Lang Publishing: New York, USA.

Abstract

Transsexuals, homosexuals, lesbians, cross dressers, and transgender and intersex persons share an invisibility in their performativities in, through, and across male or female stereotypes. This book explores the pathologizing effects of binary assumptions of sex and gender, of male and female. The first section of this book presents narratives from homosexuals, lesbians, cross dressers, transsexuals, and transgender and intersex persons from a range of cultures. The second addresses ways of recognizing these marginalized groups while the third suggests reconstructing gender theory beyond the binaries to allow celebration of multidimensional and contextual gender identities.

 
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