Future Directions

  • Alex Iantaffi
Part of the Critical and Applied Approaches in Sexuality, Gender and Identity book series (CAASGI)


This chapter provides some reflections and speculations on the future direction of non-binary genders and the impact of non-binary genders across a range of disciplines, as well as considering this in relationship to the movement towards decolonization of identities and experiences in White western contexts. An intersectional perspective is adopted throughout the chapter, which is essentially interdisciplinary in nature, including consideration from feminist science to science fiction. Areas such as identity politics and structural repercussions are addressed, before imagining what a world that adopted a systemic and intersectional approach to all genders might actually look like. The chapter ends with an invitation to practise living with uncertainty, and to hold any possibilities for the future directions of non-binary genders lightly and with open hands.


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  • Alex Iantaffi
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  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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