The Resource Trans : gender and race in an age of unsettled identities, Rogers Brubaker

Trans : gender and race in an age of unsettled identities, Rogers Brubaker

Label
Trans : gender and race in an age of unsettled identities
Title
Trans
Title remainder
gender and race in an age of unsettled identities
Statement of responsibility
Rogers Brubaker
Title variation
Gender and race in an age of unsettled identities
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the summer of 2015, shortly after Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender, the NAACP official and political activist Rachel Dolezal was "outed" by her parents as white, touching off a heated debate in the media about the fluidity of gender and race. If Jenner could legitimately identify as a woman, could Dolezal legitimately identify as black? Taking the controversial pairing of "transgender" and "transracial" as his starting point, Rogers Brubaker shows how gender and race, long understood as stable, inborn, and unambiguous, have in the past few decades opened up in different ways and to different degrees to the forces of change and choice. Transgender identities have moved from the margins to the mainstream with dizzying speed, and ethnoracial boundaries have blurred. Paradoxically, while sex has a much deeper biological basis than race, choosing or changing one's sex or gender is more widely accepted than choosing or changing one's race. Yet while few accepted Dolezal's claim to be black, racial identities are becoming more fluid as ancestry increasingly understood as mixed loses its authority over identity, and as race and ethnicity, like gender, come to be understood as something we do, not just something we have. By rethinking race and ethnicity through the multifaceted lens of the transgender experience encompassing not just a movement from one category to another but positions between and beyond existing categories Brubaker underscores the malleability, contingency, and arbitrariness of racial categories."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brubaker, Rogers
Dewey number
306.768
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HQ77.9
LC item number
.B78 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity politics
  • Transgender people
  • Race
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Race awareness
  • Racially mixed people
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Trans : gender and race in an age of unsettled identities, Rogers Brubaker
Link
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1wf4ckd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-228) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: The trans movement -- 1. Transgender, transracial? -- "Transgender" and "transracial" before the Dolezal Affair -- The field of argument -- "If Jennifer, then Dolezal": the argument from similarity -- Boundary work: the argument from difference -- 2. Categories in flux -- Unsettled identities -- The empire of choice -- The policing of identity claims -- The new objectivism. Part two: Thinking with trans -- 3. The trans of migration -- Unidirectional transgender trajectories -- Reconsidering "transracial" -- Transracial trajectories, past and present -- 4. The trans of between -- Transgender betweenness: oscillation, recombination, gradation -- Racial and gender betweenness -- Recombinatory racial betweenness: classification and identification -- Performing betweenness -- 5. The trans of beyond -- Beyond gender? -- Beyond race?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400883233
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400883233
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960087404
  • (OCoLC)ocn960087404
Label
Trans : gender and race in an age of unsettled identities, Rogers Brubaker
Link
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1wf4ckd
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-228) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: The trans movement -- 1. Transgender, transracial? -- "Transgender" and "transracial" before the Dolezal Affair -- The field of argument -- "If Jennifer, then Dolezal": the argument from similarity -- Boundary work: the argument from difference -- 2. Categories in flux -- Unsettled identities -- The empire of choice -- The policing of identity claims -- The new objectivism. Part two: Thinking with trans -- 3. The trans of migration -- Unidirectional transgender trajectories -- Reconsidering "transracial" -- Transracial trajectories, past and present -- 4. The trans of between -- Transgender betweenness: oscillation, recombination, gradation -- Racial and gender betweenness -- Recombinatory racial betweenness: classification and identification -- Performing betweenness -- 5. The trans of beyond -- Beyond gender? -- Beyond race?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400883233
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400883233
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960087404
  • (OCoLC)ocn960087404

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