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Struggling for ordinary : media and transgender belonging in everyday life

Author: Andre Cavalcante
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Critical cultural communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at the role of media in the struggle for transgender inclusion. From television shows like Orange is the New Black and Transparent, to the real-life struggles of Caitlyn Jenner splashed across the headlines, transgender visibility is on the rise. The book offers a snapshot of how transgender individuals made their way toward a sense of ordinary life by integrating available media into their everyday  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andre Cavalcante
ISBN: 9781479881307 1479881309 9781479841318 1479841315
OCLC Number: 1002419074
Description: v, 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : I felt like i was going to explode --
We can no longer hide in plain sight : from the cultural margins to the tipping point --
I sort of refused to take myself seriously : transgender impossibilities and the desire for everydayness --
I want to be like a really bad-ass lady : media and transgender possibilities --
You have to be really strong : practicing resilient reception --
We're just living life : media and the struggle for the ordinary --
We all put our skirts on one leg at a time : a queerly ordinary conclusion --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
About the author.
Series Title: Critical cultural communication.
Responsibility: Andre Cavalcante.

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This book looks at the role of media in the struggle for transgender inclusion. From television shows like Orange is the New Black and Transparent, to the real-life struggles of Caitlyn Jenner splashed across the headlines, transgender visibility is on the rise. The book offers a snapshot of how transgender individuals made their way toward a sense of ordinary life by integrating available media into their everyday experiences.

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