Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the Law

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INDEX
Agency, 28–29, 39–44; discursive theory of, 45; enabling constraints, 181, 183; legal, 24, 101, 163; limited view, 23; lived experience, 17, 39, 54, 180–181; non-state centered, 41, 57, 100, 180; and norms, 26, 97–98, 181; as performative, 71; and performative repertoires, 39–40, 54–55, 179; and publicity, 43; and recognition, 43, 97, 179; and resistance, 41; spaces and subjects, 71; trans, 205n18; undoing, 58, 179, 182
Allen, Danielle, 24–25, 144
Althusser, Louis, 42–44, 179, 207n29. See also Interpellation
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 65–67, 77, 182
Aravosis, John, 152–155, 157
Articulation, 7–9, 126, 196n17, 196n18. See also Cultural studies Asen, Robert, 6
Austin, J. L., 42, 44
Benjamin, Harry, 12, 23
Bornstein, Kate, 184, 209n52, 228n32
Brandzel, Amy, 31, 97–98
Brown, Wendy, 143–144, 173–174, 226n7
Burke, Kenneth, 79–80
Butler, Judith: agency as performative, 40–44; critical queerness, 82–83, 140–141; feminisms, 206n25; interpellation, 24; necessary error of identity, 198n27; norms, 179; performative contradictions, 27; performativity of identity, 56; sex and gender, 13; subjectivity, 45; trans agency, 206n18; undoing, 58, 179–180; visibility politics, 189–190
Califia, Patrick, 16, 189
Certeau, Michel de, 69–71, 87, 213n22
Cisgender, 14–15, 200n44
Citizenship, 5–7; acts of, 29; as articulation, 8, 17, 21; and bathrooms, 61; dominant logics as opportunity, 192; habits of, 144; as lived experience, 16–18, 24; narrow definitions, 17, 97–100; and neoliberalism, 96–97, 118; as normative, 27–28, 31, 98–99, 126, 181; as performative contradiction, 27, 164, 177; performativity of, 28–29, 35, 126; and place and space, 30; queering, 31–33, 95, 98–100; and quotidian practices, 98; rhetoricity of, 7, 17, 178. See also Queer liberalism; Wholeness/ Oneness
Clarkson, Nick, 108–109, 112
Coalitional politics: bathrooms as site of, 76, 82; and communal interests, 64, 159–160; disability and genderqueer, 80; HIV advocates and disability advocates, 66–67; identity, 136, 144, 157; law as site of, 191; LGBT, 33; LGBT and queer, 157; opportunities beyond LGB, 193; queer, 64, 82; trans and disabled activists, 29, 86. See also People in Search of Safe and Accessible Restrooms (PISSAR); United ENDA
Cobb, Michael, 27
Compulsory heterosexuality, 9, 79, 197n25
Conquergood, Dwight, 39, 205n16
Consubstantiality, 68–69, 79–80
Contingency: and agency, 5, 41, 55, 183; and political advocacy, 192; and queerness, 55, 83, 183
Coombe, Rosemary, 21, 182, 202n75
Crenshaw, Kimberlé Williams, 102–104, 210n4
Critical Legal Studies (CLS): hegemony, 104; ideology thesis and indeterminacy thesis, 100–102; race and feminist critiques, 102–104; rights assertion, 16–17, 100, 103, 105, 109, 126, 174; trashing 100, 102–103, 218n20
Critical trans politics, 193
Cultural studies, 18–20, 97
Currah, Paisley, 16, 18, 28, 106, 198n26

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Table of contents

  • Sexual Cultures ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction - Transgender Citizenships 1
  • 1- Performative Repertoires of Citizenship 37
  • 2- Pissar’s Critically Queer and Disabled Politics 61
  • 3- Intraaventions in the Heartland 89
  • 4- Genda Trouble 129
  • 5- In Defense of An Impure Transgender Politics 163
  • Notes 195
  • Index 231
  • About the Author 235
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