Querying medical and legal discourses of queer sexes and genders in South Africa

  • Thamar Klein Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Abstract

South Africa is one of the most progressive countries worldwide regarding the rights of people with variations of gender identity and/or sex development. This paper queries medical and legal discourses of queer sex and gender. It takes a look at the medico-legal discourses on people whose identities and/or bodies exist outside of the binary of male and female or transition within this binary in South Africa.

Author Biography

Thamar Klein, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Thamar Klein is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle/Saale, Germany) and a member of the Research Group on Law, Organisation, Science and Technology. Extensive information on the current research project as well as on the author is available at www.eth.mpg.de/people/klein/index.html. The author can be contacted at klein(AT)eth.mpg.de.
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