The two sleeps of Orlando: Transsexuality as caesura or cut

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Abstract

Gender dichotomy is probably the most primary dichotomy internalized in human thinking. It acts as a prototype for all the later dichotomies, in a sense inaugurating dichotomous thinking in general-first within the imaginary of the parent who holds the soon to be born infant in his or her mind-and afterwards within the mind of the infant itself. This chapter focuses on the conditions that enable the establishing of a dialectic and unsaturated gender space-one that enables both a concrete and fantasized creative mobility between the two gender poles-versus the conditions that generate a polar, saturated, gender dichotomous stagnation and stasis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Critical Debates in the Field of Transsexual Studies
Subtitle of host publicationIn Transition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages36-47
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351058988
ISBN (Print)9781138481305
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 selection and editorial matter, Oren Gozlan; individual chapters, the contributors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (all)
  • Social Sciences (all)

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