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Interdisciplinary and Global Perspectives on Intersex

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Includes contributions from an international roster of scholars across three continents

  • Provides analyses that intersect gender, cultural, media, literature, and medical studies

  • Provides alternative ways of thinking about individuals with intersex variations

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Megan Walker
    Pages 1-13
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 281-284

About this book

This edited collection interrogates how social and cultural representations of individuals with intersex variations impact how they are understood and treated from legal and medical perspectives across the world. Contributors consider how novelists, filmmakers, artists, and medical professionals have represented people with intersex variations, and highlight the importance of ethical representation and autonomy to encourage wider cultural and medical knowledge of intersex variations as a naturally occurring phenomenon. The text also examines the ways in which individuals with intersex variations are represented and viewed in India, Italy, Pakistan and Israel, as well as how this impacts decision making for the individuals, families and medical providers. This book argues that reactions to intersex variations will not change unless they are no longer presented as treatable disorders. It positions representation at the forefront, shifting the emphasis away from a concern for maintaining gender norms to upholding the human rights of intersex people.

This volume will be of interest to researchers and scholars in intersex studies as well as policymakers and activists.

Keywords

  • transgender
  • gender binary
  • nonbinary
  • genital surgery
  • circumcision
  • gender assignment

Reviews

"​This is the first interdisciplinary collection of essays in critical intersex studies to bring together a truly international collection of perspectives from both academic and activist writers, and it injects new life into resources for scholars and activists alike. Readers will find a solid introduction to challenges and progress in the effort to secure human rights protections for intersexualised persons around the world, and a solid scholarly base from which to think about emerging questions in the critical intersex studies. The essays collected here challenge alliances too often taken for granted, and question fundamental matters of ‘representation’ in cultural, political, and clinical contexts. This is an indispensable contribution to the field."

M. Morgan Holmes, Professor of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of English and Journalism, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK

    Megan Walker

About the editor

Megan Walker is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom. Her research focuses on exploring intersex narratives in a range of texts and she has a keen interest in further developing intersex knowledge, visibility and acceptance in academia and beyond.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-91475-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)