Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace: Transgender and Gender-Diverse Discrimination, 1st Edition

  • Alison Ash Fogarty
  • Lily Zheng
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  • ISBN-10: 1440863237
  • ISBN-13: 9781440863233
  • DDC: 331.5
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The transgender community is more visible now than ever before, but the diversity within this community has remained obscure in the workplace as organizations, corporations, and institutions struggle to keep up with the rate at which transgender communities are gaining visibility. For leaders seeking best practices related to bathroom access, workplace transition, hiring practices, inclusive workplace culture, and more, this book offers guidance and novel policy recommendations designed to ensure the success of transgender employees. Extending the existing theoretical literature on masculinity in the workplace, gender discrimination, and gender performance, it introduces the concept of "doing ambiguity." It contains original research and humanizing narratives from transgender people that provide insights into non-binary, gender-fluid, and genderless experiences. It identifies what may preclude and minimize discrimination, including strategies for individuals and organizations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Author’s Note.
1: Transgender, Trans*, Trans.
2: Narratives of Trans Discrimination.
3: The Anatomy of Discrimination.
4: On Men, Women, and Hegemony.
5: Just Pick One.
6: Strategies for Avoiding and Reducing Discrimination.
7: Moving Forward.
About the Authors.