Black Trans Feminism

Black Trans Feminism

In readings of the essays, interviews, and poems of Alexis Pauline Gumbs, jayy dodd, Venus Di’Khadija Selenite, and Dane Figueroa Edidi, Bey turns black trans feminism away from a politics of gendered embodiment and toward a conception of ...

Author: Marquis Bey

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478022428

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In Black Trans Feminism Marquis Bey offers a meditation on blackness and gender nonnormativity in ways that recalibrate traditional understandings of each. Theorizing black trans feminism from the vantages of abolition and gender radicality, Bey articulates blackness as a mutiny against racializing categorizations; transness as a nonpredetermined, wayward, and deregulated movement that works toward gender’s destruction; and black feminism as an epistemological method to fracture hegemonic modes of racialized gender. In readings of the essays, interviews, and poems of Alexis Pauline Gumbs, jayy dodd, Venus Di’Khadija Selenite, and Dane Figueroa Edidi, Bey turns black trans feminism away from a politics of gendered embodiment and toward a conception of it as a politics grounded in fugitivity and the subversion of power. Together, blackness and transness actualize themselves as on the run from gender. In this way, Bey presents black trans feminism as a mode of enacting the wholesale dismantling of the world we have been given.
Categories: Social Science

Digital Black Feminism

Digital Black Feminism

As Black trans folks like Roberts extend this offine labor online, they force Black feminism to reconcile with transphobia. In 2014, Roberts wrote a series of posts dealing with racism within the trans community.

Author: Catherine Knight Steele

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479808373

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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"This book traces the long arc of Black women's relationship with technology from the antebellum south to the social media era demonstrating how digital culture transforms and is transformed by Black feminist thought"--
Categories: Social Science

The Blacknesses of Blackness

The Blacknesses of Blackness

"The Blacknesses of Blackness: Fugitivity, Feminism, and Transness," recalibrates blackness, black feminism, and transness less as bodily endowments or "identities" and more as various inflections of subjectivities in excess of ...

Author: Marquis Bey

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ISBN: OCLC:1140379715

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Page: 164

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"The Blacknesses of Blackness: Fugitivity, Feminism, and Transness," recalibrates blackness, black feminism, and transness less as bodily endowments or "identities" and more as various inflections of subjectivities in excess of categorization, normativity, and imposed ontologies. It establishes a gendered account of black fugitivity, the purpose of which is not to argue that thinkers of blackness as proximate to fugitivity always fail to think race and gender simultaneously; rather, it is to argue that black fugitivity conceived through a trans/feminist theoretical lens makes clearer the ways in which blackness-as-fugitivity interacts with radical understandings of gender. To facilitate this, the dissertation read treatises of antebellum slaves and theorizations of blackness and gender to excavate how they converge with contemporary feminist and trans texts; the prose poetry of Alexis Pauline Gumbs in the context of women of color feminists and diaspora theorists; the cultural phenomenon of Rachel Dolezal and the "racial reassignment surgery" discourse of Jess Row's novel Your Face in Mine (2014) alongside black trans theories of the analytics of blackness and gender; and black feminist critical engagements with Afro-pessimism. What if, the dissertation queries, we think about blackness and black feminism not as the province of people with particular bodies but as ways of locating subjectivity elsewhere than how we have been scripted to be able to exist legibly? What if we bring the "trans"- movement in excess of an unchosen starting point to an undisclosed destination- to bear on blackness?.
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Feminism is Queer

Feminism is Queer

The intimate connection between queer and feminist theory Mimi Marinucci ... I would also note that violence against Black LGBT+ people, particularly Black trans women, is especially common, and seems to be increasing.

Author: Mimi Marinucci

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781848134768

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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Feminism is Queer is an introduction to the intimately related disciplines of gender and queer theory. Whilst guiding the reader through complex theory, the author develops the original position of queer feminism, which presents queer theory as continuous with feminist theory. Whilst there have been significant conceptual tensions between second wave feminism and traditional lesbian and gay studies, queer theory offers a paradigm for understanding gender, sex and sexuality that avoids the conflict in order to develop solidarity among those interested in feminist theory and those interested in lesbian and gay rights. An essential guide to anyone with an interest in gender or sexuality, this accessible and comprehensive textbook carefully explains nuanced theoretical terminology and provides extensive suggested further reading to provide the reader with full and thorough understanding of both disciplines.
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Nevertheless They Persisted

Nevertheless  They Persisted

Feminisms and Continued Resistance in the U.S. Women's Movement Jo Reger ... Pp. 153–169 in Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies. ... Black Trans Feminisms and the Exigencies of White Femininity.

Author: Jo Reger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351394505

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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2017 opened with a new presidency in the United States sparking women’s marches across the globe. One thing was clear: feminism and feminist causes are not dead or in decline in the United States. Needed then are studies that capture the complexity of U.S. feminism. Nevertheless, They Persisted is an edited collection composed of empirical studies of the U.S. women’s movement, pushing the feminist dialogue beyond literary analysis and personal reflection by using sociological and historical data. This new collection features discussions of digital and social media, gender identity, the reinvigorated anti-rape climate, while focusing on issues of diversity, inclusion, and unacknowledged privilege in the movement.
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Contemporary Issues in Higher Education

Contemporary Issues in Higher Education

Far from being a philosophical meditation, how one comes to (not) know particular populations (e.g., trans* people) is ... Such a lack of Black (trans*)feminist theorizing mediates material life chances for Black trans* people.

Author: Marybeth Gasman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429796098

Category: Education

Page: 226

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The latest text in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series, this volume speaks to the complex dimensions that higher education scholars and educators need to understand about the shifting role of postsecondary education in the United States. Chapter authors clarify current issues affecting the field, and offer fresh perspectives articulating how policy, demographic, and institutional changes influence the everyday practices of those who work in higher education. This book explores macro perspectives affecting institutional decision-making and processes as well as students’ perspectives on campus—from colleges’ credentialing procedures to the current demographic changes in students’ enrollments, to students’ social identities. Guiding questions at the end of each chapter offer readers an opportunity to frame discussions in which they can engage and invite readers to consider avenues for future research and exploration. This is a valuable resource for graduate students, administrators, and researchers who seek to understand and improve the policies and contexts of higher education today.
Categories: Education

This is Why I Resist

This is Why I Resist

Don't Define My Black Identity Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu. a nondenied by feminists whose fear of Trans women is rooted in an erasure of the biologically born female identity. I do not agree with this. Trans women are no threat to me as a ...

Author: Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472280794

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The essential anti-racist book from one of the world's leading voices for change 'With This Is Why I Resist, Dr Shola is shaking a nation out of its slumber.' Annie Lennox OBE 'Smart and courageous, this book should be on everyone's must-read list.' Naomi Campbell 'Written with fearless articulacy, this book recalibrates the conversation on race to ignite transformational change.' David Lammy MP 'This book is a passionate call to arms for anyone who wishes to look the other way. It is a must read.' Professor Kate Williams 'Inclusive, exciting and focused, This Is Why I Resist is a fantastic point of reference for intersectional anti-racism work, no matter who you are.' Munroe Bergdorf In 2020 we have seen clearer than ever that Black people are still fighting for the right to be judged by the content of their character and not the colour of their skin. In the words of the author, "there is no freedom without rights and no rights without the freedom to exercise those rights." This book demands change, because Black people are done waiting. In This Is Why I Resist activist and political commentator, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu digs down into the deep roots of racism and anti-blackness in the UK and the US. Using real life examples from the modern day, Dr Shola shows us the different forms racism takes in our day-to-day lives and asks us to raise our voice to end the oppression. She delves into subjects not often explored such as racial gatekeepers, white ingratitude, performative allyship (those black squares on Instagram), current identity politics and abuse of the Black trans community. This book will challenge you. It will make you think. Bust most importantly, it will inspire you take action. It's time for a conscious revolution.
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Critical Realism Feminism and Gender A Reader

Critical Realism  Feminism  and Gender  A Reader

2013) meaning that trans women and femmes2 of colour, especially black trans women from poor and working class backgrounds, are the least protected and comprise most trans murder victims (Adams 2017). While a detailed analysis of the ...

Author: Michiel van Ingen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351621113

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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In assessing the current state of feminism and gender studies, whether on a theoretical or a practical level, it has become increasingly challenging to avoid the conclusion that these fields are in a state of disarray. Indeed, feminist and gender studies discussions are beset with persistent splits and disagreements. This reader suggests that returning to, and placing centre-stage, the role of philosophy, especially critical realist philosophy of science, is invaluable for efforts that seek to overcome or mitigate the uncertainty and acrimony that have resulted from this situation. In particular, it claims that the dialectical logic that runs through critical realist philosophy is ideally suited to advancing feminist and gender studies discussions about broad ontological and epistemological questions and considerations, intersectionality, and methodology, methods, and empirical research. By bringing together four new and eight existing writings this reader provides both a focal point for renewed discussions about the potential and actual contributions of critical realist philosophy to feminism and gender studies and a timely contribution to these discussions.
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Atmospheres of Violence

Atmospheres of Violence

In each, a Black person was attacked or murdered by police, beyond even liberal explanations of just cause. ... historical interventions, waged at the level of the epistemic, that might be organized under the named Black trans feminism.

Author: Eric A. Stanley

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478021520

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Advances in LGBTQ rights in the recent past—marriage equality, the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and the expansion of hate crimes legislation—have been accompanied by a rise in attacks against trans, queer and/or gender-nonconforming people of color. In Atmospheres of Violence, theorist and organizer Eric A. Stanley shows how this seeming contradiction reveals the central role of racialized and gendered violence in the United States. Rather than suggesting that such violence is evidence of individual phobias, Stanley shows how it is a structuring antagonism in our social world. Drawing on an archive of suicide notes, AIDS activist histories, surveillance tapes, and prison interviews, they offer a theory of anti-trans/queer violence in which inclusion and recognition are forms of harm rather than remedies to it. In calling for trans/queer organizing and worldmaking beyond these forms, Stanley points to abolitionist ways of life that might offer livable futures.
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Critical Black Futures

Critical Black Futures

Black Trans and Nonbinary, Black Queer dancers, we are too of this Diaspora—and always have been—we're here needing ... Black Feminism, Trans Embodiment, and Thriving Past the Fault Lines of Care” writes, “What does it mean for a space ...

Author: Philip Butler

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811578809

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Critical Black Futures imagines worlds, afrofutures, cities, bodies, art and eras that are simultaneously distant, parallel, present, counter, and perpetually materializing. From an exploration of W. E. B. Du Bois’ own afrofuturistic short stories, to trans* super fluid blackness, this volume challenges readers—community leaders, academics, communities, and creatives—to push further into surreal imaginations. Beyond what some might question as the absurd, this book is presented as a speculative space that looks deeply into the foundations of human belief. Diving deep into this notional rabbit hole, each contributor offers a thorough excursion into the imagination to discover ‘what was’, while also providing tools to push further into the ‘not yet’.
Categories: Social Science