The politics of gender transitioning in Italy

  title={The politics of gender transitioning in Italy},
  author={Eleonora Garosi},
  journal={Modern Italy},
  pages={465 - 478}
  • E. Garosi
  • Published 25 October 2012
  • Sociology
  • Modern Italy
In Western societies the sex–gender binary informs individual experiences of gender transitioning. As with every passage of status, gender transition is regulated by formal and social norms aimed at re-establishing the ‘proper’ correspondence between sex and gender. In Italy, national legislation regulates the formal process of transforming one's gender, identifying medical science as the ‘proper’ social authority to manage gender transitioning in society. Only trans people who conform to… 
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