Cisgender Privilege, Intersectionality, and the Criminalization of CeCe McDonald: Why Intercultural Communication Needs Transgender Studies

  title={Cisgender Privilege, Intersectionality, and the Criminalization of CeCe McDonald: Why Intercultural Communication Needs Transgender Studies},
  author={Julia R. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of International and Intercultural Communication},
  pages={135 - 144}
  • Julia R. Johnson
  • Published 17 April 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of International and Intercultural Communication
Abstract Intercultural communication scholars should address the lives of transgender persons and the (inter)discipline of transgender studies to develop our theorizing about gender and intersectionality and intervene in the violence against trans* persons. In this essay, the author presents the concepts of cisgender, cisprivilege, cissexism, and intersectionality and examines their relevance for persons who are transgender and for the field of intercultural communication. The author also… 

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