Passing is the research of oneself by trying to look and to beseen as a member of a social group by assuming its features.Individuals performing this process are willing to undergoseveral physical and behavioural changes to achieve thisaspiration. Passing generally occurs among members ofminority groups suffering discrimination who want to dimin-ish the psycho-social discomfort of their experience. Examples of passing are the attempts by ethnic minorities to whiten their skin, or the efforts of transgender people to look as much as possible, in the eyes of others, like the gender with which they identify. This paper aims to discuss aspects related to trans people's pursuit of passing, taking the Theory of Performativity of Gender and the Cultural Semiotic Psychology as its theoretical basis. This is a theoretical-reflexive study that will debate the topic based on studies of this topic in Brazilian society.

Kaipper Dias C., Leite da Rocha, L., Tateo, L., Marsico, G., (2021). “Passing” and its effects on Brazilian Transgender People’s Sense of Belonging to Society: A Theoretical Study. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 31(6), 690-702, https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2535

Giuseppina Marsico
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
2021-01-01

Abstract

Passing is the research of oneself by trying to look and to beseen as a member of a social group by assuming its features.Individuals performing this process are willing to undergoseveral physical and behavioural changes to achieve thisaspiration. Passing generally occurs among members ofminority groups suffering discrimination who want to dimin-ish the psycho-social discomfort of their experience. Examples of passing are the attempts by ethnic minorities to whiten their skin, or the efforts of transgender people to look as much as possible, in the eyes of others, like the gender with which they identify. This paper aims to discuss aspects related to trans people's pursuit of passing, taking the Theory of Performativity of Gender and the Cultural Semiotic Psychology as its theoretical basis. This is a theoretical-reflexive study that will debate the topic based on studies of this topic in Brazilian society.
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