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Wasteful Lives: The Trans*Body, Nature and Pollution in Something Must Break (2014).
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centrum för genusforskning (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2804-8554
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the film Something Must Break (2014) objects of nature, landscape, city, environmental pollution and waste are enacted in close connection to the gender non-conforming body. The human gender non-conforming body appears in this film to be 1) de-centered in the sense of a posthumanist destabilisation of taxonomies of life and 2) is the human subject placed in close-proximity of and in intra-action with a range of different non-human bodies, such as animals, trees, water, and waste. I would like to discuss in my presentation how the film enacts the human body in such a close connection with objects, living and non-living materailities that new forms of intimacy arise. The film produces a strong aestheticisation of waste and garbage and connects this always with the trans- body placed in connection with it. Via an intersectional discussion of class, whiteness, and trans embodiment will I being to begin to draw out what this proximity means for modernity’s dualisms, the deconstruction of notions such as pollution and purity as well as a transfeminist and eco-critical agenda. Ecofeminism has for many years been discarded as gynocentric and essentialising. I would like to elaborate how a new feminist materialist/posthumanist approach allows to theorise ecofeminist epistemologies that theorise and investigate nature, environment and gendered bodies without gender essentialism.

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2017.
Keywords [en]
Nature; pollution; transgender bodies; art; film
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Gender Studies
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67168OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-67168DiVA, id: diva2:1201388
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Aktuelle Herausforderungen der Geschlechterforschung: Erste gemeinsame internationale Konferenz der D-A-CH Fachgesellschaften für Geschlechterforschung/studien. 28-30 September, 2017. Universität zu Köln, Deutschland.
Available from: 2018-04-25 Created: 2018-04-25 Last updated: 2018-04-26Bibliographically approved

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