Queer and Feminist Approaches to Transgender Media Studies
Since 2014 there has been a significant increase in the visibility of transgender people in national discourse. This chapter first maps the intersections of queer, feminist, and transgender studies in order to contextualize this current moment of transgender visibility before reviewing the attendant surge in media and communication studies scholarship conducted in this area. The chapter makes two recommendations for future research: The first concerns the application of an intersectional theoretical framework to understand the multiple oppressions transgender people are subject to; the second advocates for a queer methodology in order to scrutinize how transgender people themselves engage with media and how these representations impact their everyday lives. The chapter concludes by interrogating the ethics of academic knowledge production and questions of community accountability.
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