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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25648

Title: Solidarity in the Borderlands of Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality: Racialized Transgender Men
Authors: Gately, Cole
Advisor: Mirchandani, Kiran
Department: Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
Keywords: solidarity
transgender
borderlands
racialized
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2011
Abstract: This qualitative study uses multiple autobiographical narratives of racialized transgender men to examine the intersecting axes of oppression at work in the borderlands of identity. The research contributes more complex understandings of transgender lives by raising questions about how gender, race, class, and sexuality intersect in the lives of racialized transgender men, and how such identities negotiate their place in the various communities constituted by those particular social locations. In particular I look at the ways that solidarity works in the borderlands, the liminal space composed of intersecting subject positions. I ask what constitutes solidarity, and I discover the contingencies operating in the borderlands that facilitate or pose barriers to full participation and solidarity of racialized transgender men. Findings reveal the complex negotiations racialized transgender men must engage in, both within and outside of queer and feminist communities, and challenge us to think through the meanings of solidarity.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25648
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