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ERIC Number: EJ1108424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
"Just Go in Looking Good": The Resilience, Resistance, and Kinship-Building of Trans* College Students
Nicolazzo, Z.
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n5 p538-556 Jul 2016
This article explores the strategies transgender college students use to navigate gender-dichotomous collegiate environments. Using a critical collaborative ethnographic methodology (Bhattacharya, 2008), this 18-month ethnographic study alongside 9 transgender students elucidated how gender operates as a discourse to regulate the collegiate life as well as the various spaces through which the participants traversed. Study data also highlight the pervasive intersections of participants' various social identities as well as speak to the importance of developing kinship networks among transgender students as a strategy to remain resilient and successful in college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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