Trans*: A Quick Guide to Gender Variability
Jack Halberstam, som har nyligen blivit hedersdoktor vid samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, med genusvetenskap som värdinstitution ska hålla en offentlig föreläsning med titel " Trans*: A Quick Guide to Gender Variability". Den 24 maj kl 10-12 på Kulturens Auditorium, Lund.
In the last decade, public discussions of transgenderism have increased exponentially. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism. How did a stigmatized identity become so central to US and European articulations of self and other? What fuels the continued fascination with transgender embodiment and how has the recognition of its legitimacy changed current gender protocols in the US? What is the history of gender and how does it sit alongside histories of sexuality, race, ability and health? How do we explain the recent emergence of the transgender child and how are families, parents and medical professionals responding to them? What contradictions and paradoxes do current discussions about non-binary restrooms present and how does the visibility of transgender subjects put pressure on the whole system of bodily classification as it has evolved over the past 150 years?
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