Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the Law (BOK)

Isaac West

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Isaac West
Forlag
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781479832149
Antall sider 248 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 508 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Civil rights & citizenship, Human rights & civil liberties law, Gender studies: transsexuals & hermaphroditism