Transfeminine brokenness, radical transfeminism

Raha, Nat (2017) Transfeminine brokenness, radical transfeminism. South Atlantic Quarterly, 116 (3). pp. 632-646. ISSN 0038-2876

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Abstract

The affects of transfeminine life and their relationship to the material conditions undergirding such life are undertheorized in transgender studies and queer studies. This creative and critical essay conceptualizes transfeminine brokenness through negative experiences and emotions, drawing connections between such negative states to transmisogyny and material precarity. The essay intends to politicize transfeminine brokenness for a radical transfeminism. It argues that the material basis of transfeminine brokenness involves the marginalization of the labor of trans women and trans feminine people within a radicalized and gendered division of labor under capitalism alongside transmisogyny within queer, trans, and feminist spaces and communities.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: transfeminism, transgender studies, transmisogyny, affect, labor, trans studies, labour
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography > HB0201 Value. Utility
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life > HQ0019 Sexual behaviour and attitudes. Sexuality
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0045 Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0045 Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics > PN0045.5 Relation to and treatment of special elements, problems, and subjects > PN0056.A-Z Other special. Topics A-Z > PN0056.B64 Body, Human
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR6100 2001-
Depositing User: Natalia Raha
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 14:57
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 14:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/71976

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