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Conceptions of the Transgender Brain: from binary, sex reversed and pathological to something beyond?

Conference contribution
Authors Linda Weichselbraun
Published in "Medicine meets the sexed body: discovering, diagnosing, producing and shaping", Panel F08 at European association for the study of science and technology (EASST) conference "Meetings: Making Science, Technology and Society Together , Lancaster 25-28 July 2018
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Sociology and Work Science
Language en
Keywords science and technology studies, biomedicalisation, transgender, transsexuality, gender, brain, neuroscience
Subject categories Technology and social change, Sociology


Drawing on field notes, documents and interviews, I highlight how brains of transgender persons have been researched and conceptualized in the last two decades, and how such conceptions reflect and impinge on understandings of sex/gender, transgender identity and boundaries between health/pathology.

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