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RIBEIRO, Amanda Karoline de Oliveira  and  SILVEIRA, Lia Carneiro. Transphobia and abjection: possible dialogues between psychoanalysis and queer theory. Ágora (Rio J.) [online]. 2020, vol.23, n.1, pp.66-74.  Epub Jan 24, 2020. ISSN 1809-4414.

Transphobia, as a practice of violence and exclusion, is inflicted in several ways against transvestites and transsexuals, but the “trans” women are significantly more affected. In this article we make a dialogue between Judith Butler’s concept of abject bodies and Psychoanalysis formulations about the constitution of the subject and the theory of sexuation, aiming to think transphobia as a phenomenon of segregation. Our hypothesis is that the “trans” women figures may work as a magnifying glass over the jouissance not encoded by language, this type of aberration that peeks every speaking being, which we don’t want to know about.

Keywords : transphobia; abjection; jouissance; sexuation.

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