In this paper, I focus predominantly on the hermaphrodite (intersex, in modern discourse) and its relationship to other abject bodies in history to show how biopolitics creates and regulates populations of monsters in order to establish and sustain a particular structure in society. This particular structure is based on what Judith Butler has called the heterosexual matrix, which I will extend to include racial and liberal elements.
"Monsters in the Closet: Biopolitics and Intersexuality,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 4:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/wagadu/vol4/iss1/5