Hearing People's Own Stories

@article{Holme2008HearingPO,
  title={Hearing People's Own Stories},
  author={Ingrid Holme},
  journal={Science as Culture},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={341 - 344}
}
  • I. Holme
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Psychology
  • Science as Culture
In 2003 Alex MacFarlane was awarded an Australian passport denoting sex not as male or female, but as ‘indetermined’. Born with Klinefelter syndrome (47 XXY), Alex fought for the recognition that some people, on the basis of their biology, do not neatly fit into the gender binary (Butler, 2003). Since Michel Foucault published the memoirs of Herculine Barbin there has been a widespread fascination with the lives of people with intersex conditions. The story of Barbin was the main inspiration… Expand
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