Conclusions: (re)theorising transgender

Sally Hines

in transForming gender

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9781861349163
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304074 | DOI:
Conclusions: (re)theorising transgender

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This chapter consolidates points of discussion from the previous chapters and relates back to the theoretical premise mapped out in the first chapter. It suggests that a theoretical model which fuses social and cultural theories of identity is relevant for understanding the emergence and the experiences of contemporary transgender practices. The intersections of transgender studies and queer theory offer a theoretical space in which to conceptualise a queer sociological approach to transgender. The themes of this book indicate the diversity of transgender identities and point to both the similarities and differences between categories of transgender experience. The book argues for the importance of theorising gender diversity in relation to social structures, discursive formations, subjective understandings, embodied corporalities, and cultural (and subcultural) practices.

Keywords: transgender experience; transgender practices; queer theory; transgender identities; gender diversity; social structures

Chapter.  3156 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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