Klein, Thamar ORCID: 0000-0002-4815-5031 (2009). Technologies of Trans* Citizen Configuration: The Case of South Africa. Working Paper.

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This paper explores the relation between biomedicine and governance with regard to the (self)configuration of trans* citizens through technologies. Keeping the diversity of South African trans* citizens in mind, I will address the following questions: How are trans* citizens defined and configured as gendered/sexed citizens – and by whom or through which technologies? How do trans* citizens experiment with technologies? More specifically what are new uses for technologies that were originally invented/intended for a different cause? Rather than seeing trans* citizens solely as passive subjects of governmental legal and health care interventions I will as well have a look at them as active agents in the re-shaping of their identities. The present study explores their local and global agency within the realms of supranational citizenship, citizen science and medical tourism.

Item Type: Preprints, Working Papers or Reports (Working Paper)
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Klein, Thamartklein11@uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0002-4815-5031UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-506925
Series Name: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Working Papers
Volume: 119
Number of Pages: 19
Date: 2009
ISSN: 1615-4568
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Human Sciences > Department Erziehungs- und Sozialwissenschaften > Institut für vergleichende Bildungsforschung und Sozialwissenschaften
Subjects: Social sciences
Customs, etiquette, folklore
Medical sciences Medicine
Refereed: No
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/50692


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