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Transgender Migrations brings together a top-notch collection of emerging and established scholars to examine the way that the term "migration" can be used not only to look at the way trans bodies migrate from one gender to the (an?) other, but the way that trans people migrate in the larger geopolitical contexts of immigration reform, the war on terror, the war on drugs, and the increased policing of national borders.
The book centers trans-ing experiences, identities, and politics, and treats these identities as inextricably intertwined with other social identities, institutions, and discourses of sexuality, nationality, race and ethnicity, globalization, colonialism, and terrorism. The chapter authors explore not only the movement of bodies in, through, and across spaces and borders, but also chart the metamorphoses of these bodies in relation to migration and mobility.
Transgender Migrations takes the theory documented in The Transgender Studies Reader and blows it up to a global scale. It is the logical next step for scholarship in this dynamic, emerging field.
Introduction, Trystan T. Cotten Part I: Trans-ing Gender and Geography Chapter 1: Moral Panic in the Queer Metropolis: Transgressive Citizens, Affect Aliens, and Homonational Belonging, Jin Haritaworn Chapter 2: Forging "Moral Geographies": Law, Sexual Minorities, and Internal Tensions in Northern Mexico Border Towns, Vek Lewis Chapter 3: Longevity and Limits in Rae Bourbon's Life in Motion Part II: Troubling Trans and Queer Discourses Chapter 4: Identity Matters: Toward a Trans-Historical Analysis of Identity Construction, Brice Smith Chapter 5: The Trans Travel Narrative: Provicializing Transsexuality, Aren Aizura Chapter 6: Diasporic Trans/scriptions: Home, Trans-sexual Citizenship, and Racialized Bodies, Nael Bhanji Chapter 7: "Travelin' Thru": Compulsory Transience in Queer Theology, Peter Forsberg Part III: Trans/aesthetics of Engendering Space, Spatializing Gender Chapter 8: Queer Exteriors: Transgender Aesthetics in Early Gay and Lesbian Travel Advertising, Quinn Miller Chapter 9: Transgender Movements and Beating the Straight Flush: Building an Art of Trans Washroom, Lucas Crawford Chapter 10: Spider City Self, Eva Hayward Part IV: Mapping Multiple Migrations: Bodies and Borders Chapter 11: Passing for White, Passing for Man: Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man as Transgender Narrative, C. Riley Snorton Chapter 12: Phallic Migrations: From Female Masculinity to "Chicks with Dicks", Judith Gardiner Chapter 13: Doing Gender in Italy: The Experiences of Trans Migrants, Eleanora Garosi