Heróis no armário: homens trans* e pessoas não binárias prestadoras de cuidado

38 | 2018

Ana Cristina Santos

Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Heroes in the closet: care provider trans* men and non-binary people

This article is focused on narratives produced by trans* men and non-binary people about their practices of care provision in the intimate worlds of friendship, family and coupledom. Recognizing the resistance against adversity through care provision, it is suggested that care can be considered a heroic act. Such reconceptualization of care is particularly significant in contexts in which, due to transphobia and the increasing precariousness, both the state and families fail in their protective role. The experiences of trans* and non-binary people offer a crucial political platform to sociologically rethink care, masculinity and corporeal dissidence in the framework of intimate citizenship in Southern Europe.


trans* and non-binary people, care, heroism, friendship, Southern Europe

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22355/exaequo.2018.38.03
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