Within both the US and UK passport application process of this period, gender was a category no more objective than these other characteristics. Thus, by creating the trans position as an oppositional one, unbound to gender warfare or separation and tied to a disruptive narrative structure, Russ also foregrounds its potential to create an outsider status that might challenge gendered hierarchies of power even while describing an alternate path from our world to the future. Palgrave, ; David Valentine, Imagining Transgender: Anthropology, Philosophy, Historyed. So, the transgender individual who has chosen not to have surgery, or is too ill or too poor to be able to undertake it, is not accorded the rights of full citizenship that an accurate passport represents.
Passports in both the United States and Great Britain carried printed lists of features to which qualities or attributes were assigned.
Is the Trans in Transnational the Trans in Transgender?
The Global Restructuring of an Empire Durham: Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone New York: University of Minnesota Press, Bryony Randall and Jane Goldman Cambridge: Anthropology, Philosophy, Historyed.
Richard McDougall New York: To put it in political terms, the trans subject, because outside the gender binary presumed by most states, also often moves beyond the jurisdictional boundaries of justice, and the possibility of claiming standing as a full citizen with the ability to make claims for redress within national borders. The history of passports is also instructive on this point. So, the transgender individual who has chosen not to have surgery, or is too ill or too poor to be able to undertake it, is not accorded the rights of full citizenship that an accurate passport represents. But we have seen neither the kind of monolithic shift to post-realism that Appiah represents as a corollary of later postcolonialism, nor the decline of nativist sensibilities that he predicts. University of Minnesota Press, Rodopi,—