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ERIC Number: EJ901075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Transqueer Representations and How We Educate
Siebler, Kay
Journal of LGBT Youth, v7 n4 p320-345 2010
This article examines the representations of transqueers (specifically female to male transsexuals) in popular media and how these representations shape attitudes of transqueers both with those outside the LGBT community and those within the community. The article discusses how these cultural images of FTM transqueers imply that being accepted often means surgery and hormones in order to "pass" as male, and it challenges educators to work more overtly and diligently to educate toward critical consciousness regarding the sex/gender system and the rigidity of the binary that removes transgendered people as nonentities. The article offers an argument about how to approach these discussions with students and what texts will complicate the sex/gender binary as it is presented to us via the media representations of transqueers. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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