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Struggling for Ordinary: Media and Transgender Belonging in Everyday Life

Andre Cavalcante


What was it like to live as a transgender person in a media environment before Caitlin Jenner, Orange Is the New Black, Transparent, and the current transgender reality TV boom? Struggling for Ordinary answers this question by examining the role of media and technology in the everyday lives of transgender people before what some call the “transgender tipping point” in popular culture. It offers a snapshot of how transgender individuals made their way toward identity and a sense of ordinary life by integrating available media into their emotional, cognitive, and everyday experiences. Informe ... More

Keywords: media, transgender, everyday life, audience research, queer representation, ethnography, the ordinary, queer theory, resilience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479881307
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479881307.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andre Cavalcante, author
University of Virginia