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LIMA, Vinícius Moreira  and  VORCARO, Ângela Maria Resende. Can transsexuality work as a subjective tie?. Tempo psicanal. [online]. 2019, vol.51, n.1, pp.38-74. ISSN 0101-4838.

In this work, we consider the autobiographical narratives written by Daniela Andrade, a militant and transsexual woman, in order to extract what she can teach us about transsexuality as a possibility of making a subjective tie. Drawing upon the way she organizes her experience discursively, recurring to the distinction between gender identity, gender role, anatomy, and sexual orientation, we will raise the hypothesis that such differentiation permits her making herself a proper name ("Daniela Andrade") by electing, in the Symbolic, the signifier "trans woman" to represent her in front of the Other. Thus, by means of a symbolic nomination, Daniela finds a way to operate the rewriting of her jouissance through the invention of a proper name, making up a transsexual sinthomatic solution in the Symbolic, which corrects the double nodal lapse between her body (I) and the desire of the Other (S).

Keywords : psychoanalysis; transsexuality; gender identity; nomination; sinthome.

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