Tracing erasures and imagining otherwise: theorizing toward an intersectional trans/feminist politics of coalition

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dc.contributor.author Ashbee, Olivia
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-04T16:32:28Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-04T16:32:28Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en
dc.date.issued 2010-01-04T16:32:28Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2029
dc.description.abstract Debates between feminists and trans people are often narrowly framed in terms of inclusion and authenticity, or by questions about the extent to which trans identities challenge or reinforce normative conceptions of sex and gender. The terms of these engagements promote essentialist understandings of identity, difference, and community, and neglect to register the heterogeneity and differential locations of both women and trans people. This thesis examines several contemporary sites of contestation between and among feminist and trans scholars with specific attention to the unspoken assumptions and practices of erasure that shape and constrain these critical ‘border wars’, making certain kinds of subjects and conversations central, while rendering others peripheral, out of the question, or even impossible. Applying an intersectional trans/feminist analysis to the conceptual structure and discursive contours they assume, I investigate how such struggles, and our positions within them, might be deconstructed and reconceptualized in ways that disrupt dominant Self/Other relations and, in turn, make new political understandings and alliances possible. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject Transgender en
dc.subject Feminism en
dc.subject Inclusion en
dc.subject Authenticity en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Social Sciences::Women's studies en
dc.title Tracing erasures and imagining otherwise: theorizing toward an intersectional trans/feminist politics of coalition en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Lepp, Annalee E.
dc.degree.department Dept. of Women's Studies en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en

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