Jordi Mas

Jordi Mas
University of Barcelona | UB · Department of Cultural Antropology and the History of America and Africa

PhD in Social Anthropology

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This paper analyses the two major paradigms through which the trans phenomenon has been conceptualized in Western societies: transsexuality and transgenderism. Based on data obtained from two qualitative research projects conducted in Catalonia (Spain), we show the existence of conflicts between individuals and groups close to both paradigms. Some...
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En el presente artículo se analiza el modo en que se ha conceptuado la transexualidad en el Manual Diagnóstico y Estadístico de los Trastornos Mentales (DSM). Veremos que los sucesivos cambios de denominación y de criterios diagnósticos obedecen a las presiones recibidas por los redactores del manual por parte de científicos, académicos, organismos...
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Resumen La transexualidad abarca un espacio de intersección discursiva plural donde confluyen diversas clases de narrativas para definirla. Están los debates polí-ticos entre transexuales y transgeneristas; están los relatos médicos y su poder para crear realidades a través del diagnóstico, y también están las per-sonas concretas elaborando subjeti...
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This article reviews the cultural construction of transsexuality in Spain from the democratic transition to the present. The paper defines three historic periods (pre-gay, gay, and post-gay) and shows how transsexuality and transgender have been construed throughout each of them. The paper aims to analyse the social and identity transformations tha...
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Whilst debates on sexual diversity in public space have been extensive, these have tended to focus on large cities as the environments within which to analyze sexual and gender diversity, gradually consolidating an intrinsic relationship between the LGBTQ experience and the big city. This emphasis has led to the LGBTQ experiences of small and mediu...
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In recent years, local government administrations in Spain have strengthened their commitment to putting into effect policies that favour the well-being of LGBTQ+ people. This has happened not only in large cities, but in small rural municipalities as well. Based on the discourses, representations and practices of professionals in health and social...
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Even though transgender people continue to experience violence and discrimination in many aspects of life, there has been progressive recognition of their experiences and demands in recent decades. This article analyses the process of claiming civil rights and the evolution of health care for transgender people in Spain, from the mid-1970s to the p...
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The big city has been presented in the media and some academic research as the ideal space for LGBT people. Indeed, the big city is conceived as the only livable and experimental place for sexual and gender diversity, thus monopolizing the meanings of gender-generic diversity. Grounded in a study of two mid-sized cities (Girona and Sabadell) that f...
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This paper analyses the process of obtaining LGBT rights in Spain since the end of the Francoism dictatorship to the present, paying special attention to the opinions and experiences of LGBT people. To this end, data from in-depth interviews with LGBT people who live and/or work in the city of Sabadell (Catalonia) will be analysed. As in most Weste...
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El estudio de la sexualidad desde una mirada social y cultural ha adquirido una gran relevancia en las ciencias sociales y humanas durante las últimas décadas. Este hecho se ha visto reflejado en un creciente número de etnografías y análisis antropológicos que dotan de nuevos significados a la diversidad sexual y de género más allá de las lecturas...
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Hasta el último cuarto del siglo XX, «la sexualidad para la antropología se sitúa en el silencio o en la periferia más apartada de la disciplina» (Nieto, 2003: 17). Durante ese período fueron los sexólogos, médicos y psicoanalistas, los expertos interesados en la recogida de datos sexuales y en la elaboración de discursos de autoridad —y, por tanto...
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El presente volumen analiza la pluralidad de vivencias, percepciones y representaciones de masculinidades no hegemónicas en la sociedad y en la cultura españolas de las últimas tres décadas. Su objetivo es doble: profundizar en los discursos y figuraciones de masculinidades gais, lésbicas y trans a través de muy diversos documentos, con una volunta...
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En sintonía con el creciente interés hacia el estudio de las masculinidades en el campo de las humanidades y ciencias sociales, el presente volumen ofrece un conjunto de ensayos e investigaciones que abordan el tema en un periodo especialmente significativo de la historia española reciente. Tras la muerte de Franco en 1975 y la derogación, en 1979,...
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Visibles pero, al mismo tiempo, invisibles: esa paradójica condición ha marcado ?y continúa marcando? la existencia de las personas trans. La reconstrucción de posibles genealogías tropieza, en consecuencia, con un cierto vacío en materia de representaciones, más si se trata de relatos en primera persona, no mediados por un "otro" ajeno a la realid...
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This study deals with transsexuality and its theoretical and practical foundations, that is, pathologization and medicalisation. Instead of treating it as an universal and unhistorical phenomena, transsexuality will be analysed in its historicity and contingency. In this way, I will consider it as a category which has arisen in a socio-cultural con...
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The objective of Hispanic (LGT) Masculinities in Transition is to investigate the cultural representations/intersections of masculinity and sexual minorities (lesbians, gays, and transgenders) in Spain between the passing of the Law of Social Dangerousness and Social Rehabilitation (1970) and the reform of the Penal Code in 1995. In order to meet t...

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This project contributes to the reparation of anti-LGBT hate crimes, by guaranteeing the victim’s rights, through the promotion of restorative justice (RJ) in the EU. Objectives: To map EU legislation regarding RJ and the rights of victims; To analyse the perspectives of victims of anti-LGBT hate crimes and key professionals; To identify and study programmes of RJ in cases of hate crimes; To foster the exchange of experiences and the cooperation between professionals; To develop training guidelines and courses for RJ practitioners; To raise-awareness about the RJ efficacy; To enhance the rights of victims established in the Directive 2012/29/EU.
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This project contributes to the reparation of anti-LGBT hate crimes, by guaranteeing the victim’s rights, through the promotion of restorative justice (RJ) in the EU. Objectives: To map EU legislation regarding RJ and the rights of victims; To analyse the perspectives of victims of anti-LGBT hate crimes and key professionals; To identify and study programmes of RJ in cases of hate crimes; To foster the exchange of experiences and the cooperation between professionals; To develop training guidelines and courses for RJ practitioners; To raise-awareness about the RJ efficacy; To enhance the rights of victims established in the Directive 2012/29/EU.
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SupportVoC is a transnational action and research project funded by the Justice Action Grant of the EU. The project is aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of victims of crime through the analysis of the implementation of Directive 2012/29/EU and existing victim support services and the subsequent development of Standard Operating Procedures to promote an implementation of this Directive across the EU that addresses the needs of victims.