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Mary Brown Parlee

In: The Body and Psychology

Chapter 7: Situated Knowledges of Personal Embodiment: Transgender Activists' and Psychological Theorists' Perspectives on ‘Sex’ and ‘Gender’

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Situated Knowledges of Personal Embodiment: Transgender Activists' and Psychological Theorists' Perspectives on ‘Sex’ and ‘Gender’
Situated knowledges of personal embodiment: Transgender activists' and psychological theorists' perspectives on ‘sex’ and ‘gender’
MaryBrownParlee

Abstract. Academic psychologists’ treatment of ‘sex’ as an ahistorical, pretheoretical notion in theories of ‘gender’ is compared and contrasted with knowledge produced by persons whose own gendered embodiment is outside binary gender/sex categories and whose moral agency is erased by theories depicting them as exceptions to a binary-based scheme. This latter knowledge, emerging from an activist community's reflections on its own personal/political praxis in relation to dominant social institutions and ideologies, has selectively incorporated, challenged and transformed gender/sex discourses in significant segments of medicine and academic disciplines other than psychology. Psychological theories continue to reproduce binary ...

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