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  • Interactional and categorial analyses of identity construction in the talk of female-to-male (FtM) transgender individuals in Japan

  • Author(s): Chie Fukuda1ORCID icon
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    Affiliations: 1 Independent researcher
  • Source: Pragmatics
    Available online: 25 May 2023
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/prag.20066.fuk
    • Received: 20 Sept 2020
    • Accepted: 16 Jan 2023
    • Version of Record published : 25 May 2023

Abstract

Abstract

This study explores the identity construction of female-to-male (FtM) transgender individuals, utilizing membership categorization analysis and multimodal conversation analysis. ‘Identity’ in this study indicates a person’s display of category membership or ascription to category membership, which emerges in social actions. The study illustrates how participants make categories and associated features visible in their social actions through the use of multimodal resources. In particular, the study focuses on the participants’ orientation to Pn-adequate devices, particularly gender as a binary. The analysis shows that the participants’ orientation to gender ideologies, such as gender’s Pn-adequacy, plays a significant role in how they construct their FtM transgender identities.

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