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Core Gender Identity: The Transgender Child and the Inversion of Freud

At the Special Collections of the UCLA Charles E. Young Library I recently had the chance to examine the Robert J. Stoller collection, comprising the papers of the psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who helped steer the UCLA Gender Identity Research Clinic … Continue reading

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The Technical Invention of Gender (Notes from Johns Hopkins)

Gender, understood as a psychic identification and set of norms for presentation of the self and body, is often conceptually attributed to feminist analyses of the representational subordination of femininity to masculinity. In the infamous “sex/gender” split reflected in field-defining … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Beatriz Preciado, Testo Junkie

Beatriz Preciado, Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era, trans. by Bruce Benderson (New York: Feminist Press, 2013). I eagerly awaited the English translation of Beatriz Preciado’s intoxicating volume that blends high-theory biopolitical diagrammatics with a piercing bio-technical-auto-fiction … Continue reading

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