Sex wars and (trans) gender panics: Identity and body politics in contemporary UK feminism

  title={Sex wars and (trans) gender panics: Identity and body politics in contemporary UK feminism},
  author={Sally Hines},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={699 - 717}
  • S. Hines
  • Published 1 July 2020
  • Sociology, Art
  • The Sociological Review
This article considers how sex and gender – as conceptual categories and as a lived experience – are subject to contestation and renegotiation in the contemporary UK. Exploring gendered shifts through the lenses of identity and embodiment, the article captures key moments where certainties have been undone within feminist and transgender thought and activism. Yet such fissures resound with calls for a return to traditional understandings of the sexed body. The article pays particular attention… 

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