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Humanities Law/Legal Nonfiction Social Sciences

Transecting the Academy

By Dean Spade and Sel Wahng, 2004

The identity politics that underwrite many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender discourses have proved limiting in regard to potential political alliances and social change. We address this concern by looking at the questions under consideration in this forum through a particular lens: how bodies and identities interact and intersect with modern formations of power. Through this mode of inquiry we seek to relate supposedly disparate elements for the purpose of making new social, political, and scholarly connections and transformations.

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