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Author Swarr, Amanda Lock.

Title Sex in transition [electronic resource] : remaking gender and race in South Africa / Amanda Lock Swarr.

Imprint Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 2012. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013)

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Description 1 online resource (304 pages).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: transition matters -- Transdisciplinary situations -- Historicizing gendered and political transition -- Simone Heradien : July 24, 1997 -- Toward sex in transition -- Prescribing gender and enforcing sex -- Foundations of "transsexual" -- Prescribing gender : South African medical conceptions of transsexuality -- Enforcing sex : transsexuals and South African law -- Politics and medical technology in transition -- Transsexuals' categorical existence -- Movements forward -- Medical experimentation and the raced incongruence of gender -- Medicine in apartheid and transitional South Africa -- "Lots of things can go wrong" : medical experimentation on transsexuals -- "Military mutilation : how the SADF forced gay solidiers to become women" -- Lasting implications of raced gender incongruence -- Redefining transition through necropolitics -- Approaches to transition -- Envisioning freedom -- Beyond liminality and "states of injury."
Changing definitions and "fantasized objects" -- Bureaucratic boundaries and forced liminality -- The postcolony and transnational connections -- Becoming a subject through confronting death -- Stealth and reality -- Inferences : "visions of the freedom not yet come" -- Stabane, raced intersexuality, and same-sex relationships in Soweto -- Contextualizing and racing intersexuality -- Stabane in Soweto -- Stabane and sexual interactions -- Interpretations of Stabane in varied contexts -- Implications of Stabane -- Why this matters -- Moffies, artists, and queens : race and the production of gay male drag in South Africa's transition -- Conceptual frameworks of drag -- Racing south african drag -- Urban whiteness and drag -- Femininity and township drag -- "Performing" in south africa : extending performitivity with kinky politics -- Conclusion: "extra-transsexual" meanings and transgender politics -- Simone Heradien : September 15, 2007 -- Histories through transitions.
Transitioning from the transition -- "Extra-transsexual" transitions -- Notes -- Bibliography.
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Subject Gender identity -- South Africa.
Intersexuality -- South Africa.
Transsexuals -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- South Africa.
Transsexualism -- South Africa -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9781438444062 1438444060 (DLC) 2011047984
ISBN 9781438444086
9781438444062 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781438444079 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1438444060 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1438444079 (hardcover : alk. paper)