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Fashioning the self: heterosexuality and the social psychological constraints of the wardrobe

Berg, Martin LU (2005) Frontiers of sociology: The 37th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology
Abstract
Broadening conventional sociological concerns, this paper establishes

a social psychological account of queer theory, and an associated

understanding of subject formation, in order to examine the relationship

between the continuously emerging self and the dressed body by

taking its departure in the concept of transvestism. Empirically, this

paper is grounded in an analysis of a large number of digital selfpresentations

and diaries authored by self-identified male to female

transvestites between the ages of 15 and 69 in which notions of self,

body, gender and sexuality have been focused. In this context,

questions are asked concerning the heterosexual matrix,... (More)
Broadening conventional sociological concerns, this paper establishes

a social psychological account of queer theory, and an associated

understanding of subject formation, in order to examine the relationship

between the continuously emerging self and the dressed body by

taking its departure in the concept of transvestism. Empirically, this

paper is grounded in an analysis of a large number of digital selfpresentations

and diaries authored by self-identified male to female

transvestites between the ages of 15 and 69 in which notions of self,

body, gender and sexuality have been focused. In this context,

questions are asked concerning the heterosexual matrix, cultural

intelligibility and the importance of the dressed body in the

materialization of a gendered subject. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Broadening conventional sociological concerns, this paper establishes<br/><br>
a social psychological account of queer theory, and an associated<br/><br>
understanding of subject formation, in order to examine the relationship<br/><br>
between the continuously emerging self and the dressed body by<br/><br>
taking its departure in the concept of transvestism. Empirically, this<br/><br>
paper is grounded in an analysis of a large number of digital selfpresentations<br/><br>
and diaries authored by self-identified male to female<br/><br>
transvestites between the ages of 15 and 69 in which notions of self,<br/><br>
body, gender and sexuality have been focused. In this context,<br/><br>
questions are asked concerning the heterosexual matrix, cultural<br/><br>
intelligibility and the importance of the dressed body in the<br/><br>
materialization of a gendered subject.},
  author       = {Berg, Martin},
  keyword      = {sociology,sociologi},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Fashioning the self: heterosexuality and the social psychological constraints of the wardrobe},
  year         = {2005},
}