[Transgender] young men: gendered subjectivities and the physically active body

Authors: Caudwell, J.

http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/10277/

Journal: Sport, Education and Society

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this paper, I discuss [transgender] young men?s social, physical and embodied experiences of sport. These discussions draw from interview research with two young people who prefer to selfidentify as ?male? and not as ?trans men?, although they do make use of this term. Finn and Ed1 volunteered to take part in the research following my request for volunteers at a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth group. Their narratives provide valuable testimonies on transgender and transgender and sport: more specifically, their experiences of school sport, their embodied subjectivities, transitioning and sport participation. The focus on transgender and sport also highlights the taken-for-granted assumption that a coherent LGBT collective exists and that transgender is a fixed, definable and agreed-upon category. The paper, therefore, has two aims. First, it intends to privilege and document the views of two young people who identify with a group that is often marginalised. Their narratives raise significant questions in relation to transgender and sport participation in educational and recreational settings. Second, the paper seeks to expose the methodological and ontological complexities surrounding ?LGBT? and ?transgender? and place these debates within sport and educational studies.

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Authors: Caudwell, J.

Journal: Sport, Education and Society

Volume: 19

Issue: 4

Pages: 398-414

eISSN: 1470-1243

ISSN: 1357-3322

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2012.672320

In this paper, I discuss [transgender] young men's social, physical and embodied experiences of sport. These discussions draw from interview research with two young people who prefer to self-identify as 'male' and not as 'trans men', although they do make use of this term. Finn and Ed volunteered to take part in the research following my request for voluntee rs at a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth group. Their narratives provide valuable testimonies on transgender and transgender and sport: more specifically, their experiences of school sport, their embodied subjectivities, transitioning and sport participation. The focus on transgender and sport also highlights the taken-for-granted assumption that a coherent LGBT collective exists and that transgender is a fixed, definable and agreed-upon category. The paper, therefore, has two aims. First, it intends to privilege and document the views of two young people who identify with a group that is often marginalised. Their narratives raise significant questions in relation to transgender and sport participation in educational and recreational settings. Second, the paper seeks to expose the methodological and ontological complexities surrounding 'LGBT' and 'transgender' and place these debates within sport and educational studies. © 2012 © 2012 Taylor & Francis.

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Authors: Caudwell, J.

Journal: SPORT EDUCATION AND SOCIETY

Volume: 19

Issue: 4

Pages: 398-414

eISSN: 1470-1243

ISSN: 1357-3322

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2012.672320

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