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ALVAREZ BROZ, Mariana. The paradoxes of (in)visibility. ​Life trajectories male trans people of contemporary Argentine. Horiz. antropol. [online]. 2017, vol.23, n.47, pp.227-258. ISSN 0104-7183.

This article will discuss the life trajectories of male trans people in contemporary Argentina. In this context, the purpose is to show the paradoxes that trough these people in their process of visibility, in order to discuss the relationship between equality and inequality. This line intends to review the “positive” look that exists on the visibility of LGBT people, and reflect on the particularities in terms of advantages and disadvantages that happens in the specific case of male trans people. This paper is concerned on visibilization practices as tactics (De Certeau, 1996) that subjects develope according to their needs, in certain contexts, and according to the contingencies.

Palavras-chave : agency; inequality; male trans people; visibility.

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