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Speaking from the Heart: Gender and the Social Meaning of Emotion

A chapter from Speaking from the Heart: Gender and the Social Meaning of Emotion by Stephanie A. Shields. Specifically, the first chapter: “That ‘vivid, unforgettable condition’,” which introduces the concepts that Shields will present throughout the rest of the book. This chapter touches on various introductory segments, namely setting up the ideas of the gendered…

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Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in Organizations || Silence Speaks in the Workplace: Uncovering the Experiences of LGBT Employees in Turkey

Today, employees with diverse backgrounds and unique characteristics who are often associated with major sources of change, creativity and innovation (Frohman 1997) may potentially provide invaluable contributions to their organizations. However, they might also be subject to unfair, unequal treatment and discrimina- tory behavior in the workplace due to their minority status. In the given…

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Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in Organizations || Transgender Individuals in Asian Islamic Countries: An Overview of Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Issues in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Malaysia

Workplaces are an essential part of helping individuals realize their sense of self and social belonging (Vries 2012). In a world where dichotomized gender roles are already askew, transgender individuals face particular challenges that have been hitherto underemphasized in the diversity literature. A transgender person is some- one who has a gender identity, physiology, and/or…

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Stepping back, looking outward: Situating transgender activism and transgender studies — Kris Hayashi, Matt Richardson, and Susan Stryker frame the movement

The objective of Sexuality Research & Social Policy’s two special issues titled The State We’re In: Locations of Coercion and Resistance in Trans Policy is to highlight research that is of immediate, practical value to transgen- der rights advocates and policy reformers. Dean Spade and I, the guest editors of these special issues, believe that…

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Risk and Protective Factors for Self-Harm in a Population-Based Sample of Transgender Youth

This study sought to identify factors distinguishing transgender/gender non-conforming (GNC) adolescents across three groups: no self-harm, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) only, and NSSI and suicide attempt (NSSI + SA). Data were from the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey. The final analytic sample included 1,635 transgender/GNC students in grades 9 and 11. Logistic regression analyses determined factors that…

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Hinduism and Tribal Religions || Bahuchara Mata (Deity of Transgenders) [Encyclopedia of Indian Religions]

Bahuchara mata is a Hindu goddess of fertility with origins in Gujarat and worshipped largely by the transgender community, widely known as hijra in many parts of India. Her temple is located in Becharaji town in the district of Mehsana in Gujarat. One of the popular myths that sur- round her is that she is…

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Reclaiming Genders: Transsexual Grammars at the Fin de Siecle

This collection of essays is an interdisciplinary work bringing together an internationally acclaimed group of transgender writers. Informed by both academic and street experiences, it considers the practical issues faced in changing the world view of gender as well as the limitations of queer, feminism and post-modernism. In a wide-ranging set of contributions, it addresses…

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Homonormativity, Global Lockdown, and the Seductions of Empire

As the killing of those at the margins of liberal and neoliberal sovereignty continues to be glamorized and fetishized in the name of ‘democracy,’ we are confronted with urgent questions about the ways in which life, death, and desire are being (re)con- stituted in the current political moment. The intensification of carnage wrought by empire…