Allegories of Gender: Transgender Autology versus Transracialism

  • Aniruddha Dutta University of Iowa
Keywords: transracialism, gender identity, autology


Cet article explore la manière dont une distinction s’établit entre la race et le sexe dans les débats universitaires et militants contemporains sur la comparaison entre le transracialisme et les identités transgenres. Cet article soutient que les distinctions transraciales/transgenres renforcent souvent le fossé entre les aspects autologiques (autodéterminés) et généalogiques (hérités) de la subjectivité et obscurcissent la constitution de ce fossé par le biais des technologies modernes du pouvoir.

Author Biography

Aniruddha Dutta, University of Iowa

Aniruddha Dutta is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies and Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Iowa. Dutta’s research interests lie in globalization, development, gender, and sexuality, particularly the institutionalization of gender and sexual identity politics in India. Their work has appeared in journals such as International Feminist Journal of Politics, Transgender Studies Quarterly, and South Asian History and Culture. Their current book project, Globalizing through the Vernacular: The Making of Gender and Sexual Minorities in Eastern India, explores the role of seemingly peripheral or “local” communities, networks, and subcultures in the globalizing expansion of liberal democratic discourses of gender/sexual identity and rights, studying how this process transforms, reconfigures, or reproduces structural hierarchies of language, class, caste, and citizenship.



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