• How do you wish to be cited? Citation practices and a scholarly community of care in trans studies research articles

    Author(s):
    Mary Ann Saunders, Katja Thieme (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    Rhetoric and composition, Pragmatics, Applied linguistics, Writing in the disciplines, Writing studies, Academic writing, Technical communication
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    rhetorical analysis, citation, trans studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6V97ZR3J
    Abstract:
    Trans rights advocacy is a social justice movement that is transforming language practices relating to gender. Research has highlighted the fact that language which constructs gender as binary harms trans people, and some trans studies researchers have developed guidelines for honouring trans people’s names and pronouns. The language of academic writing is an area of discussion where questions of trans rights and trans experiences have not yet been addressed. This paper draws on two data sources to explore the citation experiences and practices of trans scholars and activists: a web-based archive of writers’ perspectives built between 2015 and 2016; and a corpus-based study of 14 research ar- ticles published in TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. Our analysis highlights the sensi- tivity that is required of colleagues who work with transgender authors’ writing, furthering our understanding of citation as a collaborative and potentially intimate and caring practice. Practices of referring to work by trans scholars pose ethical questions about the social relations expressed in citation in general, enabling applied language scholars to develop a new and different awareness of the sociality of citation.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    11 months ago
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