Cuevas, Teresa Jackqueline
01 February 2012
“To(o) Queer the Chican@s: Disrupting Genders in the Post-Borderlands" examines representations of non-normative genders and sexualities in Mexican American literature. / text
"DET BOR EN POJKE I MIG" : En kvalitativ studie om transpersoners plats i ett heteronormativt samhälleJacobsson, Joline January 2014 (has links)
Studiens övergripande syfte är att göra en kvalitativ studie om hur transpersoners livsvillkor påverkas av deras könsidentitet, könsuttryck samt heteronormen. Ytterligare ett syfte var att undersöka hur transpersoner upplever att de blivit bemötta när de passerat som kvinnor och/eller uttryckt en kvinnlig könsidentitet jämfört med när de passerat som män och/eller uttryckt en manlig könsidentitet. Data samlades in genom kvalitativa intervjuer med fem självidentifierade transpersoner, varav tre identifierade sig som MtF (Male to female), en som FtM (Female to male) och en som intergender eller genderqueer. Deltagarna rekryterades med hjälp av Internet samt med hjälp av personliga kontakter. Med utgångspunkt i socialkonstruktivistiska teorier som queerteori har en tematisk analys av insamlad data genomförts, av vilken det framgått att transpersoners livsvillkor i stor utsträckning påverkas av heteronormen samt att de blivit bemötta på mycket olika sätt beroende på om de passerat som män eller kvinnor. Forskning om transpersoner i relation till socialt arbete är i Sverige idag mycket begränsad och denna studie kan på ett småskaligt plan bidra till att fylla det hål som forskning om transpersoner i relation till socialt arbete utgör.
Saltzburg, Nicole L.
23 June 2010
Traditional psychotherapy with transgender clients has focused on helping gender dysphoric individuals assume an "opposite" gender role. However, recently, there have been calls for trans-positive therapy focusing on the exploration and affirmation of alternative gender identifications. The majority of the research on transgender identity has been conducted with male-to-female (MTF) identified, or transfeminine, individuals. Comparatively little attention has been given to the experience of female-to-male (FTM) identified, or transmasculine, individuals. The primary goal of this study was to explore constructs and identify underlying themes that transmasculine people use in constructing their gender identities in order to develop a structural model of transmasculine identity. Broadly speaking, results showed that transmasculine identity may be conceptualized on a continuum from an essentialist binary perspective to a constructivist non-binary perspective. This is reflected in the language the individual uses to self-identify - including identity labels, proper names and pronouns. Individuals define, experience, and embody transmasculine identities differently depending on a number of inter-related constructs including: (1) current stage of identity development and past transmasculine identity development events, (2) conceptions of masculinity and femininity, (3) context, and (4) sexuality. Further, if one of these constructs shifts it usually influences the others. Implications for theory, practice, and future research directions are discussed.
19 June 2018
Historically, in academic literature—sociological and otherwise—surrounding the daily lives of LGBT+ people, people who reject binary gender are very marginally represented. In this study, I specifically seek to understand the way my participants articulate their sense of their gender identities through the stories they tell of their experiences. This study attempts to answer the following questions: What are the stories of gender identity construction for people who reject binary gender? How do they understand the ways they are held accountable to binary gender in the day-to-day? How do they perceive and make meaning of gender in their lives? Through ten in-depth interviews with participants accessed through online groups and snowball sampling, this project reinforces gender surveillance and accountability theories such as West and Zimmerman's. Although participants largely identified the root of their feelings about gender as within their selves, the stories they told about their experiences of gender revealed that interactions with others were important and thus have a large effect on their lives. This indicates that these interactions with others where participants are held accountable to binary gender do have an impact on the ways they construct their gender and selves but because this has been such a consistent part of their lives, participants perceive this as innate to their selves and private feelings.
Adaptable Monsters: The Past, Present, and Future of the Vampire Narrative as a Metaphor for Margianalized GroupsWei, Alexa 01 January 2015 (has links)
This thesis paper gives a brief history of the vampire narrative and its role in representing the collective anxieties of an age as well as serving as a metaphor for oppressed peoples. It uses Bram Stoker’s Dracula and J. Sheridan le Fanu’s Carmilla as historical examples of how the vampire adapts to suit issues of the day such as reverse colonization and female sexuality, respectively. The latter part of this paper speculates on the future role of the vampire in literature and proposes that the vampire could be used to discuss transgender issues as well as challenge the gender binary. It addresses the suitability of the vampire narrative in particular for representing gender as a spectrum using the lenses of Foucault’s heterotopias, Kristeva’s abject, and Freud’s uncanny and pulls examples of early evidence of this trend from Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles.
This thesis explores young people’s transgenderings through negotiations of language, bodies and experiences of different peer and community-based support spaces in Aotearoa New Zealand. It critically examines what ‘support’ means for young people in relation to developing subjectivities and embodiments shaped by being both young and transgender/ gender non-conforming. While these perspectives are varied, I argue that the production of community and peer-based support for those who are both young and transgender or gender non-conforming has been undergoing a period of significant change, reflecting queer and postmodern shifts which have worked to re-conceptualise the ways queer and transgender communities and peers are imagined, incorporating a greater inclusive focus on diversity. Utilising Sara Ahmed’s concept of queer phenomenology and post-structuralist theory, the thesis thinks beyond binary approaches to gender and support, to consider support and gender non-conformity through the process of ‘disorientation’. Throughout this project both ‘gender’ and ‘support’ are positioned as being subjective, embodied and discursive knowledges and actions, represented in multiple and contradictory ideas, identities and expressions of the different participants. The study utilises in-depth qualitative interviews with participants who are young people (aged 16-30 years) and support providers and developers of transgender/queer based support in Aotearoa New Zealand. Working with young people and support providers, this research provides an analysis of support development for transgender and gender non-conforming young people in Aotearoa New Zealand, arguing that all participants in support (both providers and recipients) are shaping its provision.
Sperr, Hanna, Widell, Tove
Bakgrund: En transperson är en person vilken delvis eller inte alls identifierar sig med det kön personen tilldelats vid födseln. Transpersoner är en utsatt grupp med sämre psykisk och fysisk hälsa än genomsnittsbefolkningen, detta samtidigt som gruppen söker vård i lägre utsträckning. Syfte: Denna studie syftade till att belysa binära och ickebinära transpersoners upplevelser av bemötandet inom primärvården, detta eftersom primärvården utgör den första instansen i den svenskaevårdkedjan. Metodbeskrivning: En kvalitativ studie med ett strategiskt urval där underlaget utgjordes av sex-intervjuer. Huvudresultat: Transpersonerna i studien uppgav att de ogärna sökte primärvården, en följd av tidigare dåliga vårdkontakter. Personerna upplevde brister i primärvårdens kunskap om transpersoner och att de därför ofta blev tvungna att undervisa vårdpersonalen. Vidare förelåg tankar om att transidentiteten kunde ha en negativ inverkan på bemötandet och vården. Primärvårdens styrkor bestod av personal som ej antog könsidentitet, ställde öppna relevanta frågor och inte utgick från binära könssystem. Det fanns en önskan om stöd och längre vårdkontakter, detta för att minska den oro och stress som deltagarna erfarit inför besök hos primärvården. Avslutningsvis efterfrågades att HBTQ-undervisning integrerades i vårdutbildningar och hos redan verksam personal. Slutsats: Primärvården behöver öka sin kunskap om transpersoner för att kunna ge ett bättre bemötande samt förbättra hälsan inom gruppen. / Background: A transgender person is a person who partially or not at all identifies with the gender that the individual was assigned at birth. Transgender people are a vulnerable group in society with inferior physical and mental health than the average population; meanwhile, the group seeks contact with healthcare in lower frequency than the average population. Aim: This study aimed to illuminate how binary and non-binary transgender people experienced the contact with primary care, since the primary care is the first instance in the Swedish-health-care-system. Method: A qualitative study, with a strategic selection of six individual interviews. Results: The transgender people in the study stated that they were unwilling to seek contact with primary care, as a result of earlier bad meetings. The informants experienced deficits when it came to transgender knowledge in the primary healthcare, and that they many times felt forced to educate the personnel. Furthermore, the participants expressed thoughts that their transgender identity could have a bad impact on their personal treatment and care. The strengths in the primary care consisted in personnel who did not assume gender identity, used open ended questions and abandoned binary gender assumptions. To reduce anxiety and stress there was a wish for more support and continuity in the care. Finally the participants requested LGBT-education in healthcare training programs as well as for the personnel in the sector. Conclusion: To enable improvement of transgender people´s health, the primary healthcare needs to increase their knowledge about transgender identities.
Möjligheten att vara omöjlig : Hur 'kön' förstås och får mening i självdefinitionen hos fyra icke-binära personerAuran, Isak Kenshin January 2017 (has links)
The aim of this paper is to examine the possibility to be impossible, to examine how the socially intelligible can come to exist. This is done through the concept of sex/gender, as sex/gender has such a determining place in the production of what can be understood as human, it also has the properties to shed light on the possibility to be and exist beyond the socially intelligible. In this paper I will interview and analyze how four genderqueer people understand themselves and their identity in relation to the phenomenon sex/gender. Through Karen Barad’s concept of posthumanist performativity and her conceptualization of phenomena and intra-action I understand sex/gender, not as entities, but as phenomena of ever changing and ever intra-acting agents. The study suggests that the limitations of the concept of sex/gender can be addressed through an understanding of the body as itself a web of intra-actions, that is, the body as a phenomenon.
Simons, Jack D., Beck, Matthew J., Asplund, Nancy R., Chang, Christian D., Byrd, Rebekah
05 January 2018
Research shows that teachers’ and educators’ responses to gender diversity issues in schools either improves or limits the experiences of students. The school counsellor has an important role to play in this process by working closely with other stakeholders to advocate for transgender, intersex and genderqueer (TIG) students. Following a review of recent developments in the USA, recommendations are made and resources identified to assist school counsellors in validating TIG students, and improving school systems in pursuit of their academic, social and emotional success.
Simons, Jack D., Beck, Matthew J., Asplund, Nancy R., Chan, Christian D., Byrd, Rebekah J.
01 January 2017
Research shows that teachers’ and educators’ responses to gender diversity issues in schools either improves or limits the experiences of students. The school counsellor has an important role to play in this process by working closely with other stakeholders to advocate for transgender, intersex and genderqueer (TIG) students. Following a review of recent developments in the USA, recommendations are made and resources identified to assist school counsellors in validating TIG students, and improving school systems in pursuit of their academic, social and emotional success
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