Who Counts as Trans? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Trans Tumblr Posts

  title={Who Counts as Trans? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Trans Tumblr Posts},
  author={Kai Jacobsen and Aaron Devor and Edwin Hodge},
  journal={Journal of Communication Inquiry},
Internet and social media sites have long served as a rich form of community-building and knowledge exchange within transgender communities. In particular, Tumblr has become a popular site among trans youth in recent years. Paralleling changes in medical and mainstream societal understandings of what it means to be transgender, trans Tumblr users have engaged in dialogue and debate about the definitions and limits of trans identity. While research has established the potential for positive… 

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