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Intersex Narratives : Shifts in the Representation of Intersex Lives in North American Literature and Popular Culture / Viola Amato (verst.).

By: Amato (verst.), Viola [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Queer Studies ; 12.Publisher: Bielefeld : transcript-Verlag, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783839434192.Subject(s): American prose literature -- Themes, motives | American prose literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism | Intersex people -- Identity | Intersexuality in literature | Popular culture -- North America -- History -- 21st century | Activism | Autobiography | Body | Cultural Studies | Feminism | Gender Studies | Gender | Medicine | Popular Culture | Queer Theory | Sexuality | SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies / Gay StudiesDDC classification: 810.9353 Online resources: Open Access | Cover
Contents:
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Approaching Intersex -- 3. The Intersex Movement of the 1990s -- 4. Challenging Dominant Narratives From Within -- 5. Reimagining Intersex Literary Renegotiations of the Dis/Continuities between Hegemonic Narratives and the Recognition of 'Difference' -- 6. Screening Intersex at Prime Time Intersex in/as a State of Emergency and Popular Culture's Un/Acceptable Interventions -- 7. "We Exist, We Are Human, We Are Everywhere among You" -- Bibliography
Title is part of eBook package:EBOOK PACKAGE COMPLETE 2016Title is part of eBook package:EBOOK PACKAGE Social Sciences 2016Title is part of eBook package:transcript eBook Package English Contemporary 2016-2018Summary: This book explores representations of intersex - intersex persons, intersex communities, and intersex as a cultural concept and knowledge category - in contemporary North American literature and popular culture. The study turns its attention to the significant paradigm shift in the narratives on intersex that occurred within early 1990s intersex activism in response to biopolitical regulations of intersex bodies.Focusing on the emergence of recent autobiographical stories and cultural productions like novels and TV series centering around intersex, Viola Amato provides a first systematic analysis of an activism-triggered resignification of intersex.
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Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Approaching Intersex -- 3. The Intersex Movement of the 1990s -- 4. Challenging Dominant Narratives From Within -- 5. Reimagining Intersex Literary Renegotiations of the Dis/Continuities between Hegemonic Narratives and the Recognition of 'Difference' -- 6. Screening Intersex at Prime Time Intersex in/as a State of Emergency and Popular Culture's Un/Acceptable Interventions -- 7. "We Exist, We Are Human, We Are Everywhere among You" -- Bibliography

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This book explores representations of intersex - intersex persons, intersex communities, and intersex as a cultural concept and knowledge category - in contemporary North American literature and popular culture. The study turns its attention to the significant paradigm shift in the narratives on intersex that occurred within early 1990s intersex activism in response to biopolitical regulations of intersex bodies.Focusing on the emergence of recent autobiographical stories and cultural productions like novels and TV series centering around intersex, Viola Amato provides a first systematic analysis of an activism-triggered resignification of intersex.

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