Stories without a “once upon a time”: The (Un)certainties of Transsexuality

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Main Author: Teixeira, Flavia do Bonsucesso
Publication Date: 2012
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Source: Revista Estudos Feministas
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Summary: From fragments of life stories of (transsexual) people, I try to explain the diversity oftheir livings, unique experiences, ways of making sense of the process of breaking the gendernorms and sexuality. I analyze the inadequacy of medical-legal discourse, anchored in anessencialized truth on the sexualized body, to capture the possibilities of experiences intranssexuality. I argue that the destabilizing potential of transsexuality lies in withdrawing from thereductionist view, which considerss transsexuals as misguided people trapped in a body whoseintelligibility would depend solely upon reassignment surgery.
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spelling Stories without a “once upon a time”: The (Un)certainties of TranssexualityHistórias que não têm era uma vez:1 as (in)certezas da transexualidadeFrom fragments of life stories of (transsexual) people, I try to explain the diversity oftheir livings, unique experiences, ways of making sense of the process of breaking the gendernorms and sexuality. I analyze the inadequacy of medical-legal discourse, anchored in anessencialized truth on the sexualized body, to capture the possibilities of experiences intranssexuality. I argue that the destabilizing potential of transsexuality lies in withdrawing from thereductionist view, which considerss transsexuals as misguided people trapped in a body whoseintelligibility would depend solely upon reassignment surgery.A partir de fragmentos das histórias de vida de pessoas (transexuais), tento explicitara diversidade das suas vivências, experiências singulares, modos de dar sentido ao processode ruptura das normas de gênero e da sexualidade. Analiso a insuficiência dos discursosmédico e jurídico, ancorados numa verdade essencializada sobre o corpo sexuado, paracapturar as possibilidades de experiências na transexualidade. Argumento que o potencialdesestabilizador da transexualidade reside no distanciamento da máxima reducionista queconsidera os sujeitos como pessoas presas num corpo equivocado cuja inteligibilidadedependeria unicamente da cirurgia de transgenitalização.Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina2012-05-21info:eu-repo/semantics/articleinfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionapplication/pdfhttps://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/ref/article/view/S0104-026X201200020001110.1590/S0104-026X2012000200011Revista Estudos Feministas; Vol. 20 No. 2 (2012); 501-512Revista Estudos Feministas; Vol. 20 Núm. 2 (2012); 501-512Revista Estudos Feministas; v. 20 n. 2 (2012); 501-5121806-95840104-026Xreponame:Revista Estudos Feministasinstname:Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)instacron:UFSCporhttps://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/ref/article/view/S0104-026X2012000200011/22855Copyright (c) 2018 Revista Estudos Feministasinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessTeixeira, Flavia do Bonsucesso2018-08-14T16:37:18Zoai:periodicos.ufsc.br:article/26213Revistahttps://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/ref/indexPUBhttps://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/ref/oai||ref@cfh.ufsc.br1806-95840104-026Xopendoar:2018-08-14T16:37:18Revista Estudos Feministas - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)false
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Histórias que não têm era uma vez:1 as (in)certezas da transexualidade
title Stories without a “once upon a time”: The (Un)certainties of Transsexuality
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description From fragments of life stories of (transsexual) people, I try to explain the diversity oftheir livings, unique experiences, ways of making sense of the process of breaking the gendernorms and sexuality. I analyze the inadequacy of medical-legal discourse, anchored in anessencialized truth on the sexualized body, to capture the possibilities of experiences intranssexuality. I argue that the destabilizing potential of transsexuality lies in withdrawing from thereductionist view, which considerss transsexuals as misguided people trapped in a body whoseintelligibility would depend solely upon reassignment surgery.
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