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Gender Futurity, Intersectional Autoethnography

Embodied Theorizing From The Margins, 1st Edition

Edited by Amber L. Johnson, Benny LeMaster

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288 pages

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Description

Gender Futurity, Intersectional Autoethnography showcases a collection of narrative and autoethnographic research that unpacks the complexity of gender at its intersections, i.e. by ability, race, sexuality, religion, beauty, geography, spatiality, community, performance, politics, socio economic status, education, and many other markers of difference.

The book focuses on gender as it is lived, chaperoned, and chaperones other social identity categories. It tells stories that reveal problematic gender binaries, promising gender futures, and everything in between - they ask us to rethink what we assume to be true, real, and normal about gender identity and expression. Each essay, written by both gender variant and cisgender scholars, explores cultural phenomena that create space for us to re-imagine, re-think, and create new ways of being.

This book will be useful for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional degree students, particularly in the field of gender studies, qualitative methods and communication theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Gender Futurity, Intersectional Autoethnography

Section I: Existence as Disruption

are you boy or girl? J Nyla

Disrupting Compulsory Performances: Snapshots and Stories of Masculinity, Disability and Parenthood in Cultural Currents of Daily Life Julie A Scott

On Possibility: Queer Relationality and Coalition-Building in the University Classroom Shadee Abdi & Anthony Cuomo

Dancing at the Intersections: Heteronormativity, Gender Normativity and Fatness in the Adult Dance Studio Miranda Olzman

Are We Queer Yet?: Queerness on the Horizon in Academia Bernadette Marie Calafell & Shinsuke Eguchi

Black. Queer. Fly. Kai Green

Section II: Identity Negotiation and Internal Struggles

I was the first to tie my laces. Nora J. Klein

Dancing with My Gender Struggle: Attempts at Storying Queer Worldmaking Greg Hummel

Beauty in the Intersections: Reflections on Quiet Suffering Amber Johnson

Your memories and masculinities’ mantras Meggie Mapes

Lone Star Feminist: Storming through Autoethnographic Performance Written and Performed by: Andrea Baldwin

Dysphoria/Y’all Know What I Mean? J Nyla

Section III: The Erotic as a Site for Normative Disruption

Untitled Graham Bowers

If Rigor is Our Dream: Theorizing Black Trans*masculine Futures through Ancestral Erotics Daniel B. Coleman

In Defense of the Tranny Chaser Billy Huff

Gender Fucked: Stories on Love and Lust or How We Released Expectation and Found Ourselves in Trans Sexual Relation Benny LeMaster & S. Donald Bellamy

Untitled 1 Danny Shultz

Untitled 2 Danny Shultz

Section IV: Queering History, Imagining Futures

Black Girl Memory Kai Green

The Burgundy Coat Craig Gingrich-Philbrook

A present, past, future negotiation of queer femme identity Kathryn Hobson

Narrative Embodiment of Latinx Queer Futurity: Pause for Dramatic Affect Shane T. Moreman

Pulse Amber Johnson

Writing a Hard and Passing Rain: Auto-theory, Autoethnography, and Queer Futures Stacy Holman Jones

Pay It No Mind by Vin Olefer

Conclusion: Gender Futurity: A Plea for Pleasure

About the Editors

Amber L. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Communication and Social Justice at Saint Louis University and founder of The Justice Fleet, a mobile social justice museum fostering healing through art, dialogue, and play.

Benny LeMaster is Assistant Professor of Critical/Cultural Communication Studies and Performance in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. They spend most of their time in queer and trans community laughing, making art, performing, and cooking and eating all while loving and being loved.

About the Series

Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives

Writing Lives: Ethnographic and Autoethnographic Narratives publishes autoethnographic and narrative research projects across the disciplines of the human sciences—anthropology, communication, education, psychology, sociology, etc. The series editors seek manuscripts that blur the boundaries between humanities and social sciences. We encourage novel and evocative forms of expressing concrete lived experience, including literary, poetic, artistic, critical, visual, performative, multi-voiced, and co-constructed representations. We are interested in ethnographic and autoethnographic narratives that depict local stories; employ literary modes of scene setting, dialogue, character development, and unfolding action; and include the author's critical reflections on the research and writing process, such as research ethics, alternative modes of inquiry and representation, reflexivity, and evocative storytelling.
 
Prospective authors should submit a Routledge Book Proposal form, current CV, and a completed or nearly-completed manuscript to [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]

Book proposal form: please download the 'Textbook' guidelines at https://www.routledge.com/resources/authors/how-to-publish-with-us

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY030000
PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology
SOC024000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Research