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Theorising Trans/Gender Politics

Monro, Surya (2004) Theorising Trans/Gender Politics. In: GENDYS Conference 2004, 6th - 8th September 2004, Manchester, UK. (Unpublished)

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I will start by briefly explaining where I am coming from and the type of research I've done. I'll then move on to look at the way in which certain types of trans and intersex identity challenge gender and sexual orientation binaries. Then I'll outline and evaluate some of the different strands of gender theory, (leaving out queer theory here as I don't have enough time to cover it) before finishing by outlining three alternative approaches to understanding gender diversity. My theory work includes people who do not identify as trans, as well as those who do. I'd like to emphasise that I realise that many trans and intersex people identify as completely male or female, so that discussing gender as a broader spectrum is not relevant to them personally. And, one of the difficulties with doing theory work is that it is impossible to avoid generalising to an extent - I hope that I have not ignored the diversity within our communities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2009 12:19
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2009 12:19
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/6433

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