Discursive Intersexions

Daring Bodies between Myth, Medicine, and Memoir

Life narratives and fiction that represent experiences of hermaphroditism and intersex are at the core of Michaela Koch's study. The analyzed texts from the 19th to the early 21st century are embedded within and contrasted with contemporary debates in medicine, psychology, or activism to reveal the processes of negotiation about the meaning of hermaphroditism and intersex. This cultural studies-informed work challenges both strictly essentialist and constructivist notions. It argues for a differentiated perspective on intersex and hermaphrodite experiences as historically contingent, fully embodied, and nevertheless discursive subject positions.

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2017-05-24, 290 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3705-2

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Michaela Koch

Michaela Koch, University of Oldenburg, Germany

Author(s)
Michaela Koch
Book title
Discursive Intersexions Daring Bodies between Myth, Medicine, and Memoir
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
290
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3705-2
DOI
Commodity Group
1726
BIC-Code
JFSK JHB JFSJ
BISAC-Code
SOC012000 SOC022000 SOC032000
THEMA-Code
JBSJ JHB JBSF
Release date
2017-05-24
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Geschlecht, Körper
Readership
Literary Studies, Queer Studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Autobiography, Subjectivity, American Studies
Keywords/Tags
Hermaphroditism, Intersex, Queer, Discourse Analysis, Literature, Medicine, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century, Psychology, Activism, Sexuality, Gender, Body, Culture, Queer Theory, Cultural History

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