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Normative gender coercion and its subversion: an autoethnography of a quest for recognition

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posted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by Julie Elizabeth Peters
In an attempt to shed light on non-normative gender performance, such as transgender, androgynous, sex-change or transcendent, I look at my own challenges, day-to-day tensions and the delicate balances between social subjugation, social construction and the intense searching for safe non-conformist practice. This chapter uses phenomenonological autoethnography to examine and critique the interplay between the coercive cultural forces that impacted on my life and my gender non-conformity. The commentary and interpretation on my many attempted gender performance schemes, both failed and successful, in delivering personal agency, evidence a path of living a nonconformist life in a gendered world.

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Title of book

The politics of recognition and social justice : transforming subjectivities and new forms of resistance

Chapter number

2

Pagination

94 - 105

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

New York, NY

ISBN-13

9780415819459

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2014, Taylor & Francis

Extent

16

Editor/Contributor(s)

M Pallotta-Chiarolli, B Pease

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