Prisoners of Lexicon: Cultural Cisgenderism and Transgender Children

Kennedy, Natacha. 2018. Prisoners of Lexicon: Cultural Cisgenderism and Transgender Children. In: Erik Schneider and Christel Balthes-Löhr, eds. Normed Children: Effects of Gender and Sex Related Normativity on Childhood and Adolescence. Bielefeld, Germany: transcript Verlag, pp. 297-312. ISBN 9783837630206 [Book Section]

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This paper focuses on cultural cisgenderism and its effects on trans people and trans children in particular. Based on a sociological analysis of the key assumptions of the construct of cultural cisgenderism, the author examines how cultural cisgenderism impacts the development of self-preceptions in trans people and trans children, and clearly reveals in detail the different effects of the system of cultural cisgenderism. Cultural cisgenderism is here primarily contrasted with transphobia, in the hope of contributing to a better understanding of the problems that trans people face with cultural cisgenderism.

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This is an English Translation of a book originally published in German on the 15 Sept 2014; Normierte Kinder: Effekte der Geschlechternormativität auf Kindheit und Adoleszenz

The original Chapter was titled "Gefangene der Lexika: Kulturelle Cis-Geschlectlichkeit und Trans-Kinder". DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839424179.319


Lexicon, trans, cisgenderism, children, Normativity

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Educational Studies > Centre for Identities and Social Justice


11 October 2018Published

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26 Jul 2019 14:15

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09 Jun 2021 11:15


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