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Title Transecology : transgender perspectives on environment and nature / edited by Douglas A. Vakoch
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2020


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 215 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in gender and environments
Routledge studies in gender and environments.
Contents Introduction. Transecology: (Re)Claiming the Natural, Belonging, Intimacy, and Impurity / Anna Bedford -- "The Bog is in Me": Transecology and The Danish Girl / Elizabeth Parker -- Coming Out, Camping Out: Transparent's Eco-Ethical Approach to Gender / Katherine Thorsteinson and Hee-Jung Serenity Joo -- Posthuman Ecological Intimacy, Waste, and the Trans Body in Nånting måste gå sönder (2014) / Wibke Straube -- A Journey Through Eco-apocalypse and Gender Transformations: New Perspectives on Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve / Julia Kuznetski -- Chinese Literature, Ecofeminism, and Transgender Studies / Peter I-min Huang -- Gendercrossing at the Frontier: Annemarie Schwarzenbach's Transgender Memoirs in the Alborz Mountains / Mat Fournier -- Transplacement: Nature and Place in Carter Sickels' "Saving" and "Bittersweet" / Katie Hogan -- Sexuate Ecologies and the Landmarking of Transgender Cultural Heritage in Australian Schools / Nicole Anae -- Transgender: An Expanded View of the Ecological Self / Gail Grossman Freyne -- "Good Animals": The Past, Present, and Futures of Trans Ecology / Nicole Seymour -- Afterword: You'd Be Home: Meditations on Transecologies / Finn Enke
Summary There is a growing recognition of the importance of transgender perspectivesabout the environment. Unlike more established approaches in the environmental humanities and queer studies, transecology is a nascent inquiry whose significance and scope are only just being articulated. Drawing upon the fields of gender studies and ecological studies, contributors to this volume engage major concepts widely used in both fields as they explore the role of identity, exclusion, connection, intimacy, and emplacement to understand our relationship to nature and environment. The theorists and ideas examined across multiple chapters include Stacy Alaimo's notion of "trans-corporeality" as a "contact zone" between humans and the environment, Timothy Morton's concept of "mesh" to explore the interconnectedness of all beings, Susan Stryker's notion of trans identity as "ontologically inescapable," Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson's history of the development of queer rural spaces, Judith Butler's analysis of gender as "performative"--with those who are not "properly gendered" being seen as "abjects"--and Julia Serano's contrasting rejection of gender as performance. Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on Environment and Nature will be of great interest to scholars, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates in transgender studies, gender studies, ecocriticism, and environmental humanities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Douglas A. Vakoch is President of METI, dedicated to Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence and sustaining civilization on multigenerational timescales. As Director of Green Psychotherapy, PC, he helps alleviate environmental distress through ecotherapy. Six of his earlier books explore ecofeminism and ecopsychology
Online resource; title from PDF title page (Taylor & Francis Group platform, viewed May 1, 2023)
Subject Gender nonconformity.
Human ecology.
Gender nonconformity in literature.
Gender nonconformity on television.
human ecology.
NATURE / Ecology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Human ecology
Gender nonconformity on television
Gender nonconformity in literature
Gender nonconformity
Form Electronic book
Author Vakoch, Douglas A., editor.
ISBN 9780429659553