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Becoming Travesti: A Partial History of Ontoformation


Abstract "Becoming Travesti: A Partial History of Ontoformation" explores the discursive production of the figure of travesti, defined broadly as male-assigned technologies of feminization, as it circulates within public discourse in Mexico. In other words, through ontoformation this project highlights the historical and sociopolitical associations that congeal, through repetition, to give an identitarian category -travesti- a sense of essence. In order to do so, this project analyzes articles within the mainstream Mexican press, ranging from the colonial period to the present. The first phase of this project involved the compilation and analysis of all twenty-first century articles mentioning travesti in the three newspapers with the wide... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor de la Maza Pérez Tamayo, Andrea (Author) / Koblitz, Ann H. (Advisor) / Quan, H.L.T. (Committee member) / Aizura, Aren Z. (Committee member) / Gomez, Alan E. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Gender studies / gender studies / Mexico / queer theory / transgender / transgender studies / travesti
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 283 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Justice Studies 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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