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Psicoperspectivas

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DELLACASA, María Alejandra. An archeological review about transsexual discourses: Patterns of knowledge production and subjectivities. Psicoperspectivas [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.3, pp.17-28.  Epub 15-Nov-2017. ISSN 0718-6924.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5027/psicoperspectivas-vol16-issue3-fulltext-1053.

The psychiatric approach to transsexuality with the medical device implemented in its name can be interpreted as part of biopolitics activation in sexuality, bodies and subjectivities. This article provide a brief overview of the discourses that create transsexuality as a scientific fact in order to reverse the history that precede and condition the contemporary use of the term. Through the methodology of description controversies, we analyze two opposing paradigms -the psi one and the medical sciences one- whose preconceptions, nosology and underlying ideological principles have shaped the discourses and practices on the emergence of transsexuality device. Particularly this work proposes identify patters of scientific knowledge production that validate interventions in subjectivities, in terms of diagnostic classification and body transformation -hormonal and surgical-, producing technologically mediated subjectivities. We conclude that denaturation process, initiated with the gender identity; it has been gradually extended to embrace sexuality, the body and subjectivities.

Palavras-chave : controversies; knowledge production; subjectivity; transsexuality.

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