The Politics of Pathology and the Making of Gender Identity Disorder

The Politics of Pathology and the Making of Gender Identity Disorder

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My dissertation shows the ways in which debates over GIDC have been one key site for theorizing the relationship between gender and sexuality. Additionally, while stakeholders in debates over the legitimacy of GIDC have generally been understood as adversaries, I show how both GIDC defenders and GIDC critics work within a common framework based on the discursive, material and historical conditions from which GIDC was produced. Based on these findings, I discuss the limitations of current critiques of GIDC, and suggest new directions for future advocacy and research.As she put it in Beijing, My primary diagnosis was a€œgender identity disordera€. Although the American Psychiatric ... adult homosexuality.a€ (Scholinski 1995, accessed at alt;http://www.nevinkellygallery.com/essays/scholinski-testimony.htmagt;) In theanbsp;...


Title:The Politics of Pathology and the Making of Gender Identity Disorder
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