Intersex Narratives

Shifts in the Representation of Intersex Lives in North American Literature and Popular Culture

This book explores representations of intersex – intersex persons, intersex communities, and intersex as a cultural concept and knowledge category – in contemporary North American literature and popular culture. The study turns its attention to the significant paradigm shift in the narratives on intersex that occurred within early 1990s intersex activism in response to biopolitical regulations of intersex bodies.

Focusing on the emergence of recent autobiographical stories and cultural productions like novels and TV series centering around intersex, Viola Amato provides a first systematic analysis of an activism-triggered resignification of intersex.

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2016-02-05, 316 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3419-8

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»Interesting and reliable.«
Florian G. Mildenberger, Sexuality & Culture, 21 (2017)
»A groundbreaking study that clearly closes a research gap in American Studies.
It is particularly Amatos rootedness in poststructuralist theories of sex and gender and her awareness of the indebtedness of academic discourse to the largely underrepresented history of the intersexmovement that lets the better-known intersexnarratives appear in a new light and provides a new ground for nuanced future readings of intersex narratives.«
Simon Dickel, Amerikastudien, 62/1 (2017)
Book title
Intersex Narratives Shifts in the Representation of Intersex Lives in North American Literature and Popular Culture
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
316
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3419-8
DOI
Commodity Group
1726
BIC-Code
JFSK JHBK5 JFSJ
BISAC-Code
SOC012000 SOC000000 SOC032000
THEMA-Code
JBSJ JHBK JBFW JBSF
Release date
2016-02-05
Edition
1
Topics
Geschlecht, Körper, Literatur
Readership
Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, American Studies, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Biology, Medicine
Keywords/Tags
Intersex, Autobiography, Popular Culture, Medicine, Gender, Body, Queer Theory, Feminism, Activism, Sexuality, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies

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