- "The Life and Death of Latisha King examines a single incident, the shooting of 15-year-old Latisha King by 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in their junior high school classroom in Oxnard, California in 2008. The press coverage of the shooting, as well as the criminal trial that followed, referred to Latisha, assigned male at birth, as Larry. Unpacking the consequences of representing the victim as Larry, a gay boy, instead of Latisha, a trans girl, Gayle Salamon draws on the resources of feminist phenomenology to analyze what happened in the school and at the trial that followed. In building on the phenomenological concepts of anonymity and comportment, Salamon considers how gender functions in the social world and the dangers of being denied anonymity as both a particularizing and dehumanizing act. Salamon offers close readings of the court transcript and the bodily gestures of the participants in the courtroom to illuminate the ways gender and race were both evoked in and expunged from the narrative of the killing. Across court documents and media coverage, Salamon sheds light on the relation between the speakable and unspeakable in the workings of the transphobic imaginary. Interdisciplinary in both scope and method, the book considers the violences visited upon gender-nonconforming bodies that are surveilled and othered, and the contemporary resonances of the Latisha King killing. "--Amazon.com.
Table of Contents:
- Machine generated contents note: I. Wednesday Morning
- II. Latisha
- III. Not Why, But How
- IV. Critical Phenomenology
- V. Race Under Erasure
- VI. Note On Names and Pronouns
- 1. Comportment
- I. Dressing, Telling, Passing
- II. In Full Swing
- III. Passing: Age and Race
- IV. Banal Arts: Erwin Straus and the Phenomenology of Walking
- V. Looking at and Looking for "Homosexuality in America"
- VI. Turn
- 2. Movement
- I. Breaking the Typicality of the World
- II. Simple Click of Her Heel on the Ground
- III. Shock of Gender
- IV. Gesture and Meaning
- V. Aggression, Projection, Horizon
- VI. Suicide
- 3. Anonymity
- I. Everyone and no One, or the Paradox of Phenomenology
- II. Otherness and Common Sense
- III. "Lawrence King, A Human Being"
- IV. Sedimentation and Basal Anonymity
- V. Anonymity and Gender
- VI. Ending
- 4. Objects
- I. Dress and the Boots
- II. True Size
- III. Ultra-Things
- IV. Phenomenological Ethics
- V. If Something Wasn't Done Soon
- VI. Retroactive Crossing-Out.
- Item content: English
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
- 1 online resource.
- HQ77.8.K56 S25 2018eb
- 9781479835911 (electronic bk.)
1479835919 (electronic bk.)
Other Control Numbers:
- 1611993 (source: EbpS)
[Unknown Type]: ybp15194701