Hermaphrodite's voice. Modern art’s challenge of the either-or attitude

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serval:BIB_AB62C0ACE550
Type
Partie de livre
Sous-type
Chapitre: chapitre ou section
Collection
Publications
Titre
Hermaphrodite's voice. Modern art’s challenge of the either-or attitude
Titre du livre
Transgender and Intersex: Theoretical, Practical, and Artistic Perspectives.
Auteur(s)
Groneberg Michael
Editeur
Stefan Horlacher
Lieu d'édition
New York: Palgrave macmillan
ISBN
978-1-137-54352-3
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
225-252
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This chapter is an account of the either-or attitude and its ensuing violence, and it
proposes possible ways of dealing with binaries in a non-violent way. It is inspired by
common yet disquieting reductionist habits evident in everyday life that lock people into a
binary gender system, but even more so by the tendency of science to create binary analytic
tools like sex/gender or nature/nurture, which reproduce potentially violent disjunctive
attitudes at the level of theory. However, there is a third element to reality and its
conceptualization: the imaginary realm. The ways in which different art forms deal with
irruptions of the gender binary offer interesting insights into the challenges of modern life and
art. For the ancient Hermaphrodite is a lie! Violence and annihilation are not only real or
symbolic, they are also manifest in the arts, sometimes silently and invisibly.
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