This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges; PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms; PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories; PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries; PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality); PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements; and PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation.
Chapter 43: Freedom Affects in Trans Erotica
Freedom Affects in Trans Erotica
This chapter begins to chart some reconfigurations of trans sexualities in trans erotica productions. Trans erotica expands on and reconfigures trans sexualities beyond psychosexological and mainstream trans (auto)biographical accounts. Considering a time in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, this chapter will explore when it was becoming evident in trans scholarship and community productions that there were as many different ‘transgenderisms’ as there were combinations of sex, gender and sexual identities, and sexual situations (Devor, 1994; Queen and Schimel, 1997). Drawing on the work of Shively, Jones and De Cecco from the 1980s, Holly Devor (1994), for example, argued that sexuality may be felt and expressed in such a variety ...