In their autobiographical memoirs, through the recollection of certain sociopolitical and historical circumstances, Greek trans women sex workers reveal aspects of the Greek history of LGBT struggles for recognition in recent decades. Consistently with Plummer’s work, we consider these texts as stories whose time has come. Through content analysis, we examine the authors’ life paths in terms of exclusions and identifications in light of Becker’s theory on deviance. We argue that the autobiographies constitute claiming recognition (Honneth) processes produced by the emergence of a collective subjectivity. Trans women become subjects by stressing the (political) relevance of their personal achievements in their efforts to set the terms and conditions of sex work as a profession, and they aspire to establish (trans) sex workers as dignified citizens.
Leontsini, Mary and Papadakou, Yulie
"Trans Subjects in the Making: The Quest for Recognition in Greek Trans Women’s Autobiographies,"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 13:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol13/iss1/4