Narendran, Roshni, James Reveley, and Shamika Almeida. ‘Countering Transphobic Stigma: Identity Work by Self-Employed Keralan Transpeople’. Gender, Work & Organization. Published ahead of print, 18 March 2021.
Abstract: Transpeople in India forge identities at the confluence of contradictory social forces. Interviews conducted in Kerala suggest that the experience of transphobic stigma results in self-employed transpeople being abjectified. Social abjectification, in turn, triggers their identity work within liminal social spaces located between the everyday lifeworld and postcolonial legal institutions.
Yet, despite the agential nature of the participants’ identity work, the inherent limitations of the law and the vulnerability of embodiment render them susceptible to the ongoing threat posed by the transphobia emanating from ambient cultural norms.
More info: https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12670
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