Gender performativity and normalizing practices

Martino, Wayne and Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria 2001, Gender performativity and normalizing practices. In Haynes, Felicity and McKenna, Tarquam (ed), Unseen genders : beyond the binaries, Peter Lang, New York, NY., pp.87-119.

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Title Gender performativity and normalizing practices
Author(s) Martino, Wayne
Pallotta-Chiarolli, MariaORCID iD for Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria
Title of book Unseen genders : beyond the binaries
Editor(s) Haynes, Felicity
McKenna, Tarquam
Publication date 2001
Series Eruptions, vol. 12
Total chapters 19
Start page 87
End page 119
Total pages 33
Publisher Peter Lang
Place of Publication New York, NY.
Summary In this chapter we examine the normalizing regimes of practice that impact on the various ways in which young people at school define desirable forms of masculinity and femininity. Attention is given to the particular role that compulsory heterosexuality and gender duality play in prescribing appropriate behavior for boys and girls. By drawing on interviews with adolescent boys, a 13-year-old self defined "tomgirl," and an adult transgender woman, and examining written responses by girls, we highlight the kinds of issues that impact on their lives at school. We also consider the invisibility of transgender
and intersexual perspectives in most educational debates on gender and sexuality.
ISBN 0820450243
Language eng
Field of Research 169901 Gender Specific Studies
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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