Intersex and After

Intersex and After

By: Iain Morland (editor)Paperback

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In this special issue of GLQ, experts from a variety of disciplines discuss the future of treatment for people with intersex conditions--those born with ambiguous genitalia--and consider what intersexuality means for theories of gender. By examining the ethics of medical treatment and the repercussions of intersex surgery, "Intersex and After" demonstrates how biology, activism, law, morality, and ethics have a shared interest in the relationship between intersexuality and the meaning of sex, gender, and sexuality. In one essay, two prominent intersex activists reflect on their often controversial work on behalf of the Intersex Society of North America to achieve change in medical policy over the last ten years. Other essays explore the impact of the categorization of intersexuality as a "disorder of sex development" and of the treatment guidelines published in 2006 by the Consortium on the Management of Disorders of Sex Development. An essay by the issue's guest editor takes a comprehensive look at the relationship between intersexuality and the study of gender and sexuality. The issue also includes a portfolio of photographs as well as a roundtable discussion that brings together intersex experts from medicine, law, psychology, and the humanities. Contributors: Sarah M. Creighton, Alice D. Dreger, Ellen K. Feder, Julie A. Greenberg, April Herndon, Iain Morland, Katrina Roen, Vernon A. Rosario, Nikki Sullivan, Del LaGrace Volcano

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Contents

Editorial: Lessons from the Octopus / Iain Morland, Lecturer in Cultural Criticism, Cardiff University Progress and Politics in the Intersex Rights Movement: Feminist Theory in Action / Alice D. Dreger, Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and April Herndon, Assistant Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies, Winona State University Imperatives of Normality: From "Intersex" to "Disorders of Sex Development / Ellen K. Feder, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, American University Intersex: Practice, Theory, and Activism (roundtable discussion) / Katrina Roen (chair), Lecturer in Research Methods, Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University, Sarah M. Creighton, Consultant Gynecologist, University College London Institute for Women's Health, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital, Julie A. Greenberg, Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and Del LaGrace Volcano, Independent Genderqueer Visual Artist From the Herm Portfolio (images) / Del LaGrace Volcano, Independent Genderqueer Visual Artist Quantum Sex: Intersex and the Molecular Deconstruction of Sex Vernon A. Rosario, Associate Clinical Professor, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles What Can Queer Theory Do for Intersex? / Iain Morland, Lecturer in Cultural Criticism, Cardiff University The Somatechnics of Intersexuality (review essay) / Nikki Sullivan, Associate Professor, Department of Critical and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/03/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780822367055
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 172
  • ID: 9780822367055
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 082236705X

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