In this chapter, I review a number of projects stemming from the transfeminist movement, with particular attention to Italy and a focus on the iconic practice of the gender strike. After an introduction to the field and its genealogy, I analyse examples of activism related to academic labour and gender labour that adopt a materialist analysis of the construction of gendered and sexual subjectivity. I argue that, ultimately, queer transfeminist critiques coalesce around the call for a gender strike as a way to interrupt both the extraction of value resulting from the production of genders and the violence of the social obligation to reproduce binary genders. As such, this strategy of mobilization, I argue, highlights the collective potentials and individual limits of the capacity to choose.

Italian Queer Transfeminism Towards a Gender Strike / E.A.G. Arfini - In: LGBTQ+ Intimacies in Southern Europe : Citizenship, Gender and Diversity / [a cura di] A.C. Santos. - [s.l] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2022. - ISBN 978-3-031-13507-1. - pp. 233-251 [10.1007/978-3-031-13508-8_12]

Italian Queer Transfeminism Towards a Gender Strike

E.A.G. Arfini
2022

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In this chapter, I review a number of projects stemming from the transfeminist movement, with particular attention to Italy and a focus on the iconic practice of the gender strike. After an introduction to the field and its genealogy, I analyse examples of activism related to academic labour and gender labour that adopt a materialist analysis of the construction of gendered and sexual subjectivity. I argue that, ultimately, queer transfeminist critiques coalesce around the call for a gender strike as a way to interrupt both the extraction of value resulting from the production of genders and the violence of the social obligation to reproduce binary genders. As such, this strategy of mobilization, I argue, highlights the collective potentials and individual limits of the capacity to choose.
Transfeminism; Gender strike; Reproductive labour; Queer materialism; Wages for Housework; SomMovimento NazioAnale; Non Una Di Meno
Settore SPS/08 - Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi
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