Contemporary Religion and the Cisgendering of Reality

  title={Contemporary Religion and the Cisgendering of Reality},
  author={J. Sumerau and Ryan T. Cragun and Lain A. B. Mathers},
  journal={Social Currents},
  pages={293 - 311}
  • J. Sumerau, Ryan T. Cragun, Lain A. B. Mathers
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Social Currents
  • This article outlines a generic process in the reproduction of inequality we name cisgendering reality. Based on 114 responses from transgender Mormons and systematic reviews of religious, transgender, and inequalities scholarship, we demonstrate how contemporary American religions cisgender reality by (1) erasing, (2) marking, and (3) punishing transgender experience in ways that reproduce conceptions of reality predicated on cisnormativity. In conclusion, we argue that examining processes of… CONTINUE READING
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