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The Resource Transforming citizenships : transgender articulations of the law, Isaac West

Transforming citizenships : transgender articulations of the law, Isaac West

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Transforming citizenships : transgender articulations of the law
Title
Transforming citizenships
Title remainder
transgender articulations of the law
Statement of responsibility
Isaac West
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Transforming Citizenships engages the performativity of citizenship as it relates to transgender individuals and advocacy groups. Instead of reading the law as a set of self-executing discourses, Isaac West takes up transgender rights claims as performative productions of complex legal subjectivities capable of queering accepted understandings of genders, sexualities, and the normative forces of the law. Drawing on an expansive archive, from the correspondence of a transwoman arrested for using a public bathroom in Los Angeles in 1954 to contemporary lobbying efforts of national transgender advocacy organizations, West advances a rethinking of law as capacious rhetorics of citizenship, justice, equality, and freedom. When approached from this perspective, citizenship can be recuperated from its status as the bad object of queer politics to better understand how legal discourses open up sites for identification across identity categories and enable political activities that escape the analytics of heteronormativity and homonationalism. Isaac West is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Communication Studies and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa"--
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West, Isaac
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sexual cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transgender people
  • Transgender people
  • Transgender people
  • Transsexuals
  • Transsexuals
Label
Transforming citizenships : transgender articulations of the law, Isaac West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9781479832149
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013023684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844308890
Label
Transforming citizenships : transgender articulations of the law, Isaac West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9781479832149
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013023684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844308890

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