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Les matérialités discursives du sexe : La construction et la déstabilisation des évidences du genre dans les discours sur les sexes atypiques

Abstract : This thesis discusses how discourses on variations of sex development (intersexuality) could sometimes produce and maintain a difference between the sexes and sometimes destabilize it. Elaborated within the field of discourse analysis, this thesis unfolds along a twofold theoretical approach. First, I seek to establish a dialogue between French Discourse Analysis and Gender Studies, to discuss the concepts of ideology, discursive formations and preconstruct. Secondly, addressing issues of the practices of categorisation and of construction of gender identities, this dissertation falls within the field of Gender & Language Studies. My analysis especially focuses on how speakers use semantic, lexical, enunciative and pragmatic resources in order to produce the meaning of sex. It led me to analyze how they create gender identities but also how they produce, spread and contest the ideologies of gender, by both naturalizing and denaturalizing the sex difference. These analyses are based on a collection of medical discourses (publications, children’s medical files), a collection of on-line activist discourses (from forums and associations websites), and a collection of pornographic discourse involving atypical sexes. Carrying qualitative analysis, the dissertation shows that the meanings of sex are unceasingly done and undone through discourses: they are produced by heteronormativity, they are affirmed or subverted by subjective positions, and they are reconfigured in the discourses of desire.
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Noémie Marignier. Les matérialités discursives du sexe : La construction et la déstabilisation des évidences du genre dans les discours sur les sexes atypiques. Linguistique. Université Paris 13 - Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2016. Français. ⟨tel-01418262v2⟩

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