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No woman’s land? Female Masculinity in the borderlands

Mackay, Finn


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Finn Mackay
Senior Lecturer in Sociology


“Borders between gender categories, then, are zones of overlap, not lines” (Hale, 1998:323).

The borders Jacob Hale was referring to in this quote, are those between trans man and butch lesbian in particular. Hale argued that, rather than clear lines of separation, there was much shared territory to be found between these categories, and in those spaces were potential new categories of their own, in these overlapping border zones.


Mackay, F. (in press). No woman’s land? Female Masculinity in the borderlands

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 1, 2018
Online Publication Date Nov 6, 2018
Journal Discover Society
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords lesbian, masculinity, trans, gender, butch
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