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Everyday Transgender Belonging in Transitioning Yangon

Gilbert, David Fisher


This research is the first ethnographic study of male to female trans everyday life in Myanmar. My fieldwork took place at the end of military rule and as the state began transitioning to democracy. I focus on the constraints faced by trans in Yangon, and how they overcome them. Within the natal family, trans typically experience multiple forms of violence, anguish and alienation. Negative experience in the family is in large part a result of anadè, the Burmese rules of civility. For trans, the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7394d412b42
Access Rights: Open Access


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