Transecting the Academy

Dean Spade

Seattle University School of Law


GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2004

This piece, co-authored with Sel Wahng, was part of a set of essays published together under the title "Thinking Sex/Thinking Gender." In this article, we explore how identity politics that underwrite many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender discourses have proved limiting in regard to potential political alliances and social change. We address this concern by looking at the questions under consideration in this forum through a particular lens: how bodies and identities interact and intersect with modern formations of power. Through this mode of inquiry we seek to relate supposedly disparate elements for the purpose of making new social, political and scholarly connections.

Keywords: transgender, sex, gender, poverty, race

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Date posted: October 15, 2008  

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Spade, Dean, Transecting the Academy (2004). GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1284723

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Dean Spade (Contact Author)
Seattle University School of Law ( email )
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA n/a 98122-1090
United States

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