I am not that Caitlin: a critique of both the transphobic media reaction to Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover shoot and of passing

O'Shea, Saoirse (2019) I am not that Caitlin: a critique of both the transphobic media reaction to Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover shoot and of passing. Culture and Organization, 25 (3). pp. 202-216. ISSN 1475-9551

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Abstract

In this article I discuss and critique transphobic media reactions to the celebrity Caitlyn Jenner’s 2015 Vanity Fair cover shoot. I then consider these in the light of Garfinkel, H. [1967. Studies in Ethnomethodology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall] concept of ‘passing’ in his celebrated case story of Agnes and argue that ‘passing’ is often conflated with ‘being out’. I argue that the two are significantly different and claim that the former is implicitly based on a public lie. I use several auto-ethnographic narratives to illustrate the argument.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Passing, transgender, transsexual, transphobic media reaction
Subjects: L300 Sociology
P300 Media studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 14:34
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 08:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35929

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