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Bound to the dual-sex/gender system: (trans) gendering and body modification as narcissistic self regard

By Zowie Davy


This chapter looks at the way that transsexuals neotiate their body projects, by balancing their ego ideals, bodily intactness and social roles. I draw on a reconstituted notion of (positive) narcissism to eplain the various modalities of transsexual body modification

Topics: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry, M110 UK Legal Systems, L320 Gender studies
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:2513

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