Academic Theory

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


This chapter considers academic theory as it pertains to non-binary people and the historical and cultural contexts in which it is written. It pays particular attention to the political landscapes and grassroots activism coming from non-binary and other communities.Key questions considered are: How is being non-binary understood across various fields of study? And how does falling between or beyond a binary framework of gender (male/female) get thought about and constructed through (and indeed between) various academic disciplines. Moreover: How might non-binary/trans studies not only allow us to think about the study of non-binary/trans people, but to critically think and “know” in a non-binary/trans way?


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  • Jay Stewart
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  1. 1.Gendered IntelligenceLondonUK

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