SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.23 issue4The paradoxes of government 'benefits' in individual considered incapable: biopolitics and mental healthBrazilian version of the Sociocultural Attitudes towards Appearance Questionnaire (SATAQ-3) for adolescents author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

Print version ISSN 1413-294XOn-line version ISSN 1678-4669


AMARAL, Marília dos Santos  and  TONELI, Maria Juracy Filgueiras. This Doll Has a Handbook: practices of oneself among trans women. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2018, vol.23, n.4, pp.427-438. ISSN 1413-294X.

This article discusses the means through which bodies are produced as a field of knowledge and practices of oneself, based on the experience of beginners trans women. Based on ethnographic research, the contemporaneous ways of accessing information, learning techniques, verifying practices and sharing knowledge about the several possibilities of experiencing travestilities are analyzed. The steps followed by beginners that wish to become trans women are problematized by the perspective of discursive analysis proposed by Michel Foucault, arising the debate about the ways they reiterate guidelines with the use of hormones and the idealization of femininity, as well as subvert practices, attributing to internet the role of ally as regards transformation. This study also discusses strategies of resistance reinvented by beginners against the violence exerted by the most experienced trans women, as well as the persistence through which they try to produce themselves as legitimate subjects of travestilities.

Keywords : body; discourse; trans woman; young adults.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License