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dc.contributor.authorMehr, Maria Shireen Kalaiakea
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-06T11:12:54Z
dc.date.available2016-10-06T11:12:54Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-01
dc.date.submitted2016-06-01eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/12942
dc.description.abstractThe overall objective of the thesis is to provide new data about trans identity formation and trans sex work in Hawai i, while simultaneously critically discussing everyday performances of heteronormative gender identity through exploring their subjective experiences. Thus, the thesis intends to contribute both empirically and analytically to the research field of gender and sexuality, trans and sex work research in particular, considering the following questions: How do trans stories and story telling work to reproduce and problematize heteronormativity, and influence subject formation? In which ways do they invoke a temporality of a present and a future? What do the stories tell us about which bodies matter? In which ways do Hawaiian trans sex work reproduce and problematize stereotypes of sex work and sex workers? How does the sex worker identity interact with the trans identity, and how do other types of work come into play? How are non- normative bodies like the trans sex worker body sanctioned by society and state institutions? How do Hawaiian trans sex workers navigate the complications inherent in passing? How does the discourse of heteronormativity affect self-perception and produce particular notions of gender amongst trans sex workers? In which ways do gender norms regulate the trans body into the role of the freak? In which ways is passing, i.e., the quest for womanhood, both a threat to the well being of trans sex workers, and concomitantly an indispensible necessity for their survival?eng
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfeng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherThe University of Bergeneng
dc.subjectgender identity
dc.subjectHawai'i
dc.subjectHawaii
dc.subjectsexuality
dc.subjectsex work
dc.subjecttrans
dc.subjectheteronormativity
dc.subjectsubject formation
dc.subjectstereotypes
dc.subjectpassing
dc.subjectstory telling
dc.subjectself-perception
dc.subjectsexarbeid
dc.subjectheteronormativitet
dc.subjectkjønn
dc.subjectSeksualitet
dc.subjectkjønnsidentitet
dc.subjectstereotyper
dc.subjectfortelle
dc.titleTelling Stories to Live: Hawaiian Trans Narratives on Gender and Sex Workeng
dc.typeMaster thesiseng
dc.type.degreeMaster i Energieng
dc.type.courseGAD350eng
dc.subject.archivecodeMastergradeng
dc.subject.nus739999eng
dc.type.programMAPS-GADeng
dc.rights.holderCopyright the Author. All rights reservedeng
bora.peerreviewedNot peer reviewedeng


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