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Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the Law

Isaac West


This book engages the performativity of citizenship as it relates to transgender individuals and advocacy groups. Instead of reading the law as a set of self-executing discourses, the book takes up transgender rights claims as performative productions of complex legal subjectivities capable of queering accepted understandings of genders, sexualities, and the normative forces of the law. Drawing on an expansive archive, from the correspondence of a transwoman arrested for using a public bathroom in Los Angeles in 1954 to contemporary lobbying efforts of national transgender advocacy organizatio ... More

Keywords: transgender rights, gender, sexuality, transgender advocacy organizations, queer politics, heteronormativity, homonationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781479832149
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479832149.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isaac West, author