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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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SILVA, Alexsander Lima da  and  OLIVEIRA, Adélia Augusta Souto de. Transexuality in Narratives of Life Stories About Childhood. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.2, pp.484-508. ISSN 1808-4281.

Psychosocial analysis of the transexual process in childhood through the narratives of three male and three female transgender, two representatives of each generation - younger, middle and older. Identifies the historical production of the meanings of gender and their felt experiences. Using the theoretical and methodological quality of Social Psychology and Gender Studies. Recounts the narratives of childhood three male transsexual and three female transexual, two representatives of each generation - younger, middle and older. Conducts a content analysis of the descriptive-interpretative life stories. Childhoods were marked by questions about themselves and their difference from other children and adapt to be accepted. We highlight the children's games and strategies in disguise looks to be boys and girls. These are ways to meet the standards and heteronormative aspects fossilized evidence of meaning. On the other hand, the acceptance by the family indicates important element of rupture and the possibility of living difference.

Keywords : transexuality; childhood; social psychology.

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