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Non-binary genders

Barker, Meg John (2016). Non-binary genders. In: Goldberg, Abbie E. ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies, Volume 2. London: SAGE, pp. 816–820.

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Abstract

This entry covers genders which fall outside of the common cultural binary of women and men. This topic has been under-researched in psychology to date, with only a small number of psychologists focusing on the area in any depth. The overwhelming majority of psychological studies have assumed that gender is binary, often to the point of focusing on a search for differences between men and women.

This entry provides a history of psychological work which has taken account of gender experiences which fall outside of the binary, focusing on Sandra Bem’s classic research on androgyny and Gender Schema Theory. It then summarizes the findings of the limited number of recent psychological studies which understand gender in a more diverse way and which explore the experience of people who identify as non-binary.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 SAGE Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 1-4833-7130-1, 978-1-4833-7130-6
Keywords: non-binary genders; transgender; LGBTQ
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 47717
Depositing User: Meg-John Barker
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 10:12
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 17:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47717
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