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Editorial Holly Eva Katherine Randell-Moon I acknowledge the sovereignty of the Wiradjuri peoples on whose land Charles Sturt University Dubbo campus is located and pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging This special issue emerges from the 10th International Somatechnics Conference: Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment, held on Bundjalung Country in Australia in December 2016. ‘Trans Narratives’ exemplifies the conference themes in a critical examination of the mediation and mediatisation of trans lives as stories and the political implications of this storying. As the guest editors, Akkadia Ford and Quinn Eades, note, currently, there appears to be an explosion of media and political discourse about trans* people and trans rights. The special issue then is a prescient illustration of the conference themes and contributors examine who can embody trans, the temporality of this embodiment, and the technicities involved in materialising trans subjects. Many of the contributions highlight the temporal constraints placed on trans* lives whether it is the media economies of linear narrative or the medical and psychological demands to affirm gender in particular ways. Such constraints are chrono-normative and work to deny the ontologically and epistemologically diverse experiences engendered by trans* peoples’ relations with the world. Reading the contributions http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Somatechnics Edinburgh University Press

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
ISSN
2044-0138
eISSN
2044-0146
DOI
10.3366/soma.2019.0261
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Abstract

Holly Eva Katherine Randell-Moon I acknowledge the sovereignty of the Wiradjuri peoples on whose land Charles Sturt University Dubbo campus is located and pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging This special issue emerges from the 10th International Somatechnics Conference: Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment, held on Bundjalung Country in Australia in December 2016. ‘Trans Narratives’ exemplifies the conference themes in a critical examination of the mediation and mediatisation of trans lives as stories and the political implications of this storying. As the guest editors, Akkadia Ford and Quinn Eades, note, currently, there appears to be an explosion of media and political discourse about trans* people and trans rights. The special issue then is a prescient illustration of the conference themes and contributors examine who can embody trans, the temporality of this embodiment, and the technicities involved in materialising trans subjects. Many of the contributions highlight the temporal constraints placed on trans* lives whether it is the media economies of linear narrative or the medical and psychological demands to affirm gender in particular ways. Such constraints are chrono-normative and work to deny the ontologically and epistemologically diverse experiences engendered by trans* peoples’ relations with the world. Reading the contributions

Journal

SomatechnicsEdinburgh University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2019

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