Intersecting ‘Place’

  • Oliver Brett


This chapter identifies the queer intersectionality of ‘place’ in its focus on four transgender texts. Taking the plurality of the transgender phenomena as a reflection of clearly defined spaces as well as a mixture of these spaces, this chapter considers how this shapes the films and their engagement with the spectator. The chapter articulates how an intense collaboration between documentarist and documentary participant re-creates the transgender gaze and asserts a resistance through the dynamics of the documentary encounter, and how ‘space’ and ‘place’ are then recognized in and across diegetic and non-diegetic worlds. Techniques deployed to work on such perceptions are identifiable through the ‘object’, processes of re-framing, and a queer mobility that recounts a complex interplay of (non-homogenizing) local, national, and global spaces.


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  • Oliver Brett
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  1. 1.Department of Modern LanguagesUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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