Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State - Expanding Frontiers: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Hardback)Mia Fischer (author)
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The heightened visibility of transgender people, Fischer argues, has actually occasioned a conservative backlash characterized by the increased surveillance of trans people by the security state, evident in debates over bathroom access laws, the trans military ban, and the rescission of federal protections for transgender students and workers. Terrorizing Gender concludes that the current moment of trans visibility constitutes a contingent cultural and national belonging, given the gendered and racialized violence that the state continues to enact against trans communities, particularly those of color.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 282
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
-- Erique Zhang * International Journal of Communication *
"Mia Fischer's Terrorizing Gender valuably unsettles normative assumptions and reveals precarious implications of the vaunted transgender 'tipping point.'. . . Terrorizing Gender's compelling necropolitical critique floodlights the conditions and obfuscations of trans precarity, and its closing call to embody Tourmaline's politics of 'nobodiness' offers a promising glimpse of visibility's queer future."-Charles E. Morris III, professor in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University and coeditor of QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking
-- Charles E. Morris III
"Terrorizing Gender is an incendiary contribution to media studies and transgender studies. With brilliant rigor, Fischer shows how recent U.S. transgender visibility has occasioned a revival of narratives presenting trans people as deviant and threatening. . . . The result, as Fischer masterfully illustrates, is an extremely limited public trans visibility, premised on replicating white supremacy and violent policing of those trans people who do not or will not comply with state regulation. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in transgender politics and media."-Aren Z. Aizura, assistant professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies at the University of Minnesota, and author of Mobile Subjects: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment
-- Aren Z. Aizura
"Methodologically innovative and theoretically sophisticated, this brave book exposes how transgender people in the United States are increasingly subject to state-sanctioned violence and surveillance practices. . . . This book will occupy a central place on my shelf as it bridges the fields of surveillance, trans, and media studies, and critical race and feminist theory. I can't wait to teach it."-Shoshana Magnet, associate professor at the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa
-- Shoshana Magnet
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