Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality by Gayle Salamon

By Gayle Salamon

We think we all know bodies intimately—that their fabric fact is sure and that this walk in the park results in an epistemological fact approximately intercourse, gender, and id. by way of exploring and giving equivalent weight to transgendered subjectivities, notwithstanding, Gayle Salamon upends those certainties. contemplating questions of transgendered embodiment through phenomenology (Maurice Merleau-Ponty), psychoanalysis (Sigmund Freud and Paul Ferdinand Schilder), and queer thought, Salamon advances an alternate conception of normative and non-normative gender, proving the price and power of trans adventure for considering embodiment. Salamon means that the variation among transgendered and normatively gendered our bodies isn't really, after all, fabric. particularly, she argues that the creation of gender itself will depend on a disjunction among the "felt sense" of the physique and an realizing of the body's corporeal contours, and that this technique needn't be considered as pathological in nature. reading the connection among fabric and phantasmatic bills of physically being, Salamon emphasizes the efficient tensions that make the physique either current and absent in our cognizance and paintings to substantiate and unsettle gendered certainties. She questions conventional theories that specify how the physique involves be—and involves be made one's own—and she bargains a brand new framework for puzzling over what "counts" as a physique. the result's a groundbreaking research into the phenomenological lifetime of gender.

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