Bortom binären -En litteratur studie om Transgender teori och vad den möjligen kan bidra till i socialt arbete.

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Publication Student thesis
Title Bortom binären -En litteratur studie om Transgender teori och vad den möjligen kan bidra till i socialt arbete.
Author(s) Toseva, Gergana ; Selin, Karin
Date 2012
English abstract
Beyond the binary borders of sex -A LITTERATURE STUDY ABOUT TRANSGENDER THEORY AND ITS POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTION TO A SOCIAL WORK CONTEXT. GERGANA TOSEVA KARIN SELIN A thesis in Social work studies (15 credits) at Malmö University, Hälsa och Samhälle 2012. The discussion about sex and gender is always prominent in a social work context. Our purpose and questions are hence based on the discussion on transgender theory and the way of thinking about the non-binary, and how it relates to the nearby theories. The method of the essay consists of a semi systematic literature overview with the focus on discussing transgender theory in relation to other theories and perspectives, such as modernism, post modernism, feminism and queer theory. We answer the following questions: 1. Is it possible to go beyond or exceed the binary of sex and if so, how do we see it in the material we examined? 2. In what way are the existing theories of sex / gender in the binary? 3. Can one featuring a female embodied subject be of assistance to transgender people's search for an embodied subject? We consider it possible to move beyond the binary by using “fuzzy logic”(Nagoshi & Brzuzy 2010, Tauchert 2002) which is a way of staying in the binary but expanding the term and work in the grey areas instead. Furthermore do we believe a female embodied subject can be of great importance to the transgender people because that is the other half of the issue of equality.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Hälsa och samhälle
Pages 42
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) binary borders
creating the individual
embodiment
the thinking of male and female
transgender theory
oppression/ marginalization
subject
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13512 (link to this page)

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