Desire: Mummeries

  • Sonja Boon
  • Lesley Butler
  • Daze Jefferies


This chapter searches for trans threads through time, and imagines a historical relationship between the Newfoundland tradition of mummering and trans embodiment. Both are handmade and both rely on the sensuous and textured labour of crafting identity. The handmade thus becomes an evocative site for theory-making, a space to consider the border crossings between flesh, fabric, and identity.


Mummer Trans Embodiment Corporeality Handmade Identity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonja Boon
    • 1
  • Lesley Butler
    • 1
  • Daze Jefferies
    • 1
  1. 1.Memorial University of NewfoundlandSt John’sCanada

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