Asking the question of it: trans/gender object lessons

Marquis Bey*

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This article queries the very question of and that is ‘gender’, from the vantage of transgender studies. In other words, it moves through Wiegman's question of the desires that propel us and asks what desires propel a feeling of gender's necessity, positing the possibility of relinquishing gender as a vector with the same kind of footing it currently has. In short, the question that is asked is gender itself, and the question is asked from a trans studies that excavates the possibilities of radicality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-322
Number of pages6
JournalFeminist Theory
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2023


  • Gender
  • trans
  • woman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies


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