xv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: A transgender tipping point? -- Pathologizing and prosecuting a (gender) traitor -- Transpatriotism and iterations of empire -- Blind(ing) (in)justice and the disposability of black life -- Materializing hashtag activism and the #FreeCeCe campaign -- Sex work, securitainment, and the transgender terrorist -- Coda: the perils of transgender visibility.
"Using an interdisciplinary framework, Fischer connects media coverage with the state regulation of trans people to show how, despite some increase in positive depictions, negative representations of trans people as deceptive, deviant, and threatening still permeate mass-mediated discourses used to justify, even normalize, state-sanctioned violence against gender non-conforming populations"-- Provided by publisher.
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