Intimacy: Torn

  • Sonja Boon
  • Lesley Butler
  • Daze Jefferies


This chapter offers torn cartographies as a theoretical frame to conceptualize and engage with trans bodies, trans histories, and trans health research in Newfoundland. As impressions of postmodern fragmentation, torn cartographies trace the relational and shifting positions that trans women islanders live. By acknowledging the ruptured assemblage of archival absence, longing, and loss in relation to trans women’s health, this chapter adds to the fields of emotional geographies and rural trans health studies.


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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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