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Just one of the guys? [electronic resource] : Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality. Kristen Schilt.

Schilt, Kristen. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780226738086 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: The fact that men and women continue to receive unequal treatment at work is a point of contention among politicians, the media, and scholars. Common explanations for this disparity range from biological differences between the sexes to the conscious and unconscious biases that guide hiring and promotion decisions. Just One of the Guys? sheds new light on this phenomenon by analyzing the unique experiences of transgender men—people designated female at birth whose gender identity is male—on the job.Kristen Schilt draws on in-depth interviews and observational data to show that while individual transmen have varied experiences, overall their stories are a testament to systemic gender inequality. The reactions of coworkers and employers to transmen, Schilt demonstrates, reveal the ways assumptions about innate differences between men and women serve as justification for discrimination. She finds that some transmen gain acceptance—and even...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1060 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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