Special Issue "Gender and Identity"

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760). This special issue belongs to the section "Gender Studies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Brandy L. Simula

Department of Sociology, Emory University, 229 Tarbutton Hall, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
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Interests: gender; sexualities; social psychology; feminist and queer theory; qualitative methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Gender plays a critical role in identities and interactions across social settings. This Special Issue explores the intersections of gender and identity, focusing on how gendered identities are constructed, enacted, and navigated in a wide variety of social contexts, including but not limited to: education, workplaces, religious and spiritual life, politics, healthcare settings, and social movements. It examines how gender identity intersects with a range of other social identities and investigates the intersections between identities and inequality. It seeks to highlight a range of epistemological, methodological, and theoretical approaches to the study of gender and identity. Papers from a wide range of relevant social science fields are welcomed. Submissions that center the experiences of people of color and of trans, nonbinary, agender, disabled, and/ or LGBQPIA people are especially encouraged. Submissions should engage with the existing literature on gender and identity and be written in a nontechnical style accessible to a broad interdisciplinary audience.

Manuscripts are invited on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • The social construction of gendered identities, including trans, genderqueer, non-binary, agender, bigender, gender fluid, and others
  • Socialization to gendered identities over the life course
  • The intersections of gender with other social identities (e.g., race, class, ability, sexual orientation, nation, religion)
  • Gender identity-based social movements
  • Examinations of the ways that gendered identities shape and are shaped by education, workplace, political, religious, healthcare, and other contexts and institutions
  • Resistance to gender and gender-based identities

Dr. Brandy L. Simula
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • gender
  • identity
  • intersectionality
  • social movements
  • social construction
  • socialization
  • trans

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Open AccessArticle Exploring the Experiences of Heterosexual and Asexual Transgender People
Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(9), 162; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7090162
Received: 20 August 2018 / Revised: 29 August 2018 / Accepted: 13 September 2018 / Published: 15 September 2018
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This article explores two cases at the intersection of emerging studies of transgender experience: heterosexualities and asexualities. Drawing on data from a mixed-methodological survey, we analyze the ways 57 asexual transgender people and 42 heterosexual transgender people occupying varied gender, race, class, age, [...] Read more.
This article explores two cases at the intersection of emerging studies of transgender experience: heterosexualities and asexualities. Drawing on data from a mixed-methodological survey, we analyze the ways 57 asexual transgender people and 42 heterosexual transgender people occupying varied gender, race, class, age, and religious identities (1) make sense of gender and (2) experience coming out as transgender. Our analyses reveal some ways cisnormativity impacts transgender people across sexual identities, and the theoretical potential of incorporating transgender people into studies focused on asexualities and heterosexualities. In conclusion, we outline implications for understanding (1) transgender experiences with cisnormativity across sexual and other social locations and (2) possibilities for expanding studies of heterosexualities and asexualities beyond cisgender experiences. Full article
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