‘It’s a hard line to walk’: black non-binary trans* collegians’ perspectives on passing, realness, and trans*-normativity

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Abstract

Being labeled as ‘abnormal, or deviant, or not being one of the rest of us’ has real effects for one’s life chances. Trans* people are one such group who have continually been codified as abnormal, abject, weird, deceptive, and social pariahs. The purpose of the following study was to explore how the concepts of passing, realness, and trans*-normativity influence the experiences of two black non-binary trans* collegians. Using queer and intersectional theoretical approaches to analysis, findings from this study highlight the various ways black non-binary trans* collegians view these concepts as both limiting and emancipatory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1173-1188
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Volume29
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 20 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • disability
  • Passing
  • race
  • realness
  • trans*-normativity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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