Of borders and homes: the imaginary community of (trans)sexual citizenship 1

  title={Of borders and homes: the imaginary community of (trans)sexual citizenship 1},
  author={Aren Z. Aizura},
  journal={Inter-Asia Cultural Studies},
  pages={289 - 309}
  • Aren Z. Aizura
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
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