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Art Critique Essay Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

The ties that bind are fragile and often imaginary: Community, identity politics, and the limits of representation

By Jules Rosskam, 2010

“There will always be something wrong with trans representations in the media. There is no such thing as a trans character or story that would not offend or misrepresent someone. Media-makers are not going to answer our prayers. Though I know, as a media-maker, I am always trying, and at least acknowledge that failure is inevitable and may be built into the system of representation itself.”

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