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ERIC Number: EJ929952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-1939-4225
Thinking about the Unthinkable: Transgender in an Immutable Binary World
Cook-Daniels, Loree
New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, v24 n1 p63-70 Win 2010
This essay discusses ways in which people attempt to reconcile or resolve their own cognitive dissonance engendered by transgender people in a society in which gender is perceived as both binary (male OR female) and immutable (an unalterable state or condition). The author suggests these cognitive dissonance reduction methods may be utilized in other situations where an adult is exposed to information that "doesn't fit" what they already know.
Florida International University College of Education. 11200 SW 8th Street, ZEB 361A, Miami, FL 33199. Tel: 305-348-6151; Fax: 305-348-1515; e-mail: horizons@fiu.edu; Web site: http://education.fiu.edu/newhorizons
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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