Becoming a Malaysian Trans Man (Innbundet)

Gender, Society, Body and Faith

Serie: Gender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia 


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 256
Forlag: Springer Verlag, Singapore
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9789811545337
Kategori: Sosialantropologi , Psykologi og Religion
Omtale Becoming a Malaysian Trans Man
This book explores the fluid, mutable and contingent ways in which transgender men in Malaysia construct their subjectivities. Against the dearth of academic resources on Malaysian trans men, this ground-breaking monograph is rooted in the lived experiences of Malaysian trans men whose vicissitudes have mostly been hidden, silenced and overlooked. Comprising diverse age groups, ethnicities, socio-economic status, educational backgrounds and religious persuasions, these trans men reveal how they navigate life in a country with secular and religious laws that criminalise their embodiments, and the strategies they deploy to achieve self-determination and self-actualisation despite being perceived as aberrant and sinful. This book demonstrates how negotiations with constitutive elements such as gender identity, social interaction, citizenship, legality, bodily struggle, medical transitioning and personal spiritual validation condition the becomings of Malaysian trans men.

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