Trans Care

2020
Author:

Hil Malatino

Trans Care

A radical and necessary rethinking of trans care

Trans Care is a critical intervention in the ways that care labor and care ethics have heretofore been thought, arguing that dominant modes of conceiving and critiquing the politics and distribution of care entrench normative and cis-centric familial structures and gendered arrangements.

What does it mean for trans people to show up for one another, to care deeply for one another? How have failures of care shaped trans lives? What care practices have trans subjects and communities cultivated in the wake of widespread transphobia and systemic forms of trans exclusion?

Trans Care is a critical intervention in how care labor and care ethics have been thought, arguing that dominant modes of conceiving and critiquing the politics and distribution of care entrench normative and cis-centric familial structures and gendered arrangements. A serious consideration of trans survival and flourishing requires a radical rethinking of how care operates.

Trans Care

Hil Malatino is assistant professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and philosophy and core faculty in the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. They are author of Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience.

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