Intersex Narratives

Shifts in the Representation of Intersex Lives in North American Literature and Popular Culture

This book explores representations of intersex – intersex persons, intersex communities, and intersex as a cultural concept and knowledge category – in contemporary North American literature and popular culture. The study turns its attention to the significant paradigm shift in the narratives on intersex that occurred within early 1990s intersex activism in response to biopolitical regulations of intersex bodies.

Focusing on the emergence of recent autobiographical stories and cultural productions like novels and TV series centering around intersex, Viola Amato provides a first systematic analysis of an activism-triggered resignification of intersex.

Intersex Narratives Book Cover Intersex Narratives
Queer Studies
Viola Amato
Nicht-Binäre
Transcript Verlag
2016
Taschenbuch
316
978-3-8376-3419-8
9783839434192