QUESTION: what is genderfucking?

question / pregunta: 

i am looking for articles on genderfucking, in particular about what that means for people who use the term and who do not identify as transgender. how do they express themselves in terms of their outward appearance and play with their gender presentation when they 'genderfuck'? i am looking for diversity of perspectives that would certainly include those who do identify as transgender.


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from my colleague (thanks buddy):
There are a few good articles on this subject in the book Queer Theory - edited by Iain Morland and Annabelle Willox (Palgrave 2005). See especially "Leather Daddy and the Femme" by Carol Queen (40-53), "Gender Fucking or Fucking Gender" by Stephen Whittle (115-129), and "Gender Fusion" by Del LaGrace Volcano and Indra Windh (130-141).

Judith Halberstam (USC) is perhaps the most successful scholar on the subject of genderfucking. Three of her most popular books on this subject include Posthuman Bodies (Indiana 1995), In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives ( NYU 2005), Female Masculinity (Duke 1998), and The Drag King Book (Serpent's Tale 1999).

update: i also found this interesting website T-VOX, "designed as a support and community website for transsexual, intersex and genderqueer, people questioning their gender identity and anyone with any other gender identity issues." Here is their definitions page. It has a platform like wikipedia, so that anyone can contribute to the site.

Searching in the Gender Studies Database (possibly available at your college), I found a reference to the following book: Blending Genders: Social Aspects of Cross-Dressing and Sex-Changing (1996). It contains the "Gender Fucking or Fucking Gender?" essay mentioned in the answer above.

If you're interested in less scholarly uses of the term/concept, you could try searching in Google Groups, a search that includes Usenet postings going back to the 1990s.