Please join us for a colloquium being given by Tey Meadow, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Columbia University.
Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century
Something about gender is changing. Trans Kids is an ethnographic account of the first generation of families actively facilitating gender nonconformity and young children. Whereas previous generations of parents sent children who defied gender norms for psychiatric treatment aimed at cure, now some parents agree to call their children new names, buy them new clothes, and even above social institutions to change their gender classifications. In this talk, Trans Kids depicts the intricate processes that shape gender acquisition in the 21st-century. Whereas once a typical gender was considered a failure of gender, now it is a form of gender – a form ever more intricately articulated, intrapsychically experienced, and deeply tied to and embedded within social institutions.