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Critique Essay Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Visibility Politics and Violence against Trans Women

By Gwendolen Blackwood, 2016

“Modern LGBT politics has largely centered around the issue of ?sibility. In this essay, I will argue that this goal is harmful by investigating it through a broadly Foucauldian analysis, showing it to be a panoptic disciplinary apparatus meant to support a largely negat?e regime of biopower and necropower, reducing Trans women to bare life in Agamben’s formulation and sanctioning our murder. I will work towards suggesting an alternat?e pra?s.”

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