Thank you all for the amazing comments. It means so much to me that this story is well received. Alex: The term necropolitics is new to me, but sounds like something I'd be very interested in. I've been very interested in the treatment of the dead and the social taboo of not discussing death and the handling of the dead in shadowed spaces.
Globalization: Truths behind the Skeleton Wars.
I'm really interested to see what texts will come to light as I want to read more outside the binary, but have no idea where to start as I'm more of a cultural outsider, living in Eastern Europe. It always sat badly with me that only The Left Hand of Darkness discussed the possibility of a different gender.