Invisible Lives (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2000-12-01
Upplaga
2nd ed.
Förlag
University of Chicago Press
Illustrationer
2 maps
Dimensioner
227 x 151 x 18 mm
Vikt
500 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780226568102
Invisible Lives (häftad)

Invisible Lives

The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People

Häftad Engelska, 2000-12-01
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Through combined theoretical and empirical study, this work argues that transgendered people are not so much "produced" by medicine or psychiatry as they are "erased", or made invisible, in a variety of institutional and cultural settings. An analysis is made of two theoretical perspectives on transgendered people - queer theory and the social sciences - displaying how neither of these has adequately addressed the issues most relevant to sex change: everything from employment to health care to identity papers. Namaste then examines some of the rhetorical and semiotic inscriptons of transgendered figures in culture - including studies of early punk and glam rock subcultures - to illustrate how the effacement of transgendered people is organized in different cultural sites. This text concludes with research on some of the day-to-day concerns of transgendered people, offering case studies in violence, health care, gender identity clinics and the law.
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Viviane K. Namaste has a Ph.D. in semiotics from the Universite du Quebec a Montreal. She coordinates a community-based transsexual health care project of CACTUS- Montreal, and is involved with different advisory committees and research initiatives related to prisons, transsexual health, HIV, prostitution, and harm reduction.