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The romance of the amazing scalpel: "Race", labour, and affect in Thai gender reassignment clinics

@inproceedings{Aizura2011TheRO,
  title={The romance of the amazing scalpel: "Race", labour, and affect in Thai gender reassignment clinics},
  author={Aren Z. Aizura},
  year={2011}
}
The clinic is a pink and white four-storey villa on the main highway through Chonburi, a provincial city on the eastern gulf coast of Thailand, one hour’s drive from Bangkok.1 A cosmetic-surgery clinic for trans people seeking surgical feminization, it is one of the town’s most impressive buildings.2 The highway is a smog-filled, eight-lane span crossable only by way of a pedestrian overpass. In this chaotic landscape, the clinic radiates an unlikely serenity. Inside, patients relax in the air… Expand

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