"West uses the lens of transgender to show how citizenship can be performatively produced.”
"Challenging critiques of the LGBTQ rights movement that portray it as an assimilationist, uncritical adoption of heterosexual norms, Transforming Citizenships offers a robust account of transgender citizenship claims and their world-making potentials. In conceptualizing the law not as an abstraction but as enacted in everyday articulations beyond the courtroom, West compellingly shows how transformative different sorts of legal engagements might be."
—Paisley Currah, co-editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly
"In Transforming Citizenships, Isaac West offers a bold 'impure politics,' a new vision for queer understandings of the law, the way law operates in culture, and perhaps most importantly, the ways critics can make the discourse around it more effective. In his performance of each of these detailed case studies, West offers examples of how a rich community of criticism focused on the law can help reshape the conditions of the present and future."
—John M. Sloop, Vanderbilt University
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