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Wild Gender

Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. 2019. Wild Gender. In: Paul Boyce; EJ Gonzalez-Polledo and Silvia Posocco, eds. Queering Knowledge: Analytics, Devices and Investments after Marilyn Strathern. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138230989 [Book Section]

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This chapter invokes some threads in Strathern’s thinking to reframe some of the key questions that animate trans and queer studies today: How did gender, as a category, become a productive threshold capable of attuning abstract sensibilities towards sets of relations and associations not hitherto understood to be attuned? If multiplicity marked the beginning of gender, opening up ways to study relations which did not take for granted binary gender (See Franklin in Strathern, 2016), is this notion now obsolescent? What forms of thinking emerge after gender?

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Queering Knowledge: Analytics, Devices and Investments after Marilyn Strathern on 19 September 2019, available online:


Marilyn Strathern, Gender, Melanesia, Fieldwork, Anthropology, Ethnography, Trans Studies, Queer Studies

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September 2018Accepted
19 September 2019Published

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21 Nov 2018 11:15

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19 Sep 2019 01:41


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