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Multiple axes of social location and transpeople: Interrogating the concept of “intersectionality”


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The experience of transgender people provides a unique opportunity to further our understanding of intersectionality, experienced and expressed through multiple axes of social location. Transpeople change genders in relation to androcentric, middle-class, whitenormative, and heterocentric cultural narratives. My dissertation contributes to our understandings of the interconnections of the social structural contexts of race, class, gender, and sexuality, and of how they shape the meanings we attribute to our experiences of self and identity. In addition, I show how the case of transpeople illuminates how all people draw upon hegemonic cultural constructions of intersecting social locations in processes of creating and understanding themselves. Thus, I provide insights into how individuals actively perform (“do”) their own multiple social identities (such as race, class, gender, and sexuality) and how they incorporate their perceptions of others’ attributions of multiple dimensions of social location. Finally, I suggest how the collective identities of identity-based social movements, such as the Transgender Movement, are rooted in racialized gendered meanings.

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Subject
GLBT Studies;
Ethnic studies;
Social structure;
Gender studies
Classification
0492: GLBT Studies
0631: Ethnic studies
0700: Social structure
0733: Gender studies
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Gender; Identity; Intersectionality; Race; Social location; Transgender
Title
Multiple axes of social location and transpeople: Interrogating the concept of “intersectionality”
Author
de Vries, Kylan Mattias
Number of pages
231
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0209
Source
DAI-A 71/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124287713
Advisor
Dunn, Jennifer L.
Committee member
Benford, Robert D.; Jones, Jordy; Miller, Michelle; Wienke, Chris
University/institution
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Department
Sociology
University location
United States -- Illinois
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3426688
ProQuest document ID
763225165
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/763225165
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