Friendships in the lives of transgender individuals
Zitz, C. 2011. Friendships in the lives of transgender individuals. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Department of Applied Psychology
Section A provides a literature review of transgender people and their friendships. The first part of the literature review explores the historical context of transgenderism and its relation to medical and psychiatric diagnosis. The following part concentrates on biopsychsocial issues of transgender identity formation highlighting the need for support in light of interpersonal losses and societal discrimination. The final part reviews the friendship literature more generally, then specifically in relation to transgender persons. The review concludes by identifying an absence of friendship research with transgender individuals and suggesting directions for future research.
|Keywords||Friendship, Discourse analysis, Transgender, Trans man, Masculinity, Creative methodology, Gender identity|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||18 Nov 2011|
|Accepted author manuscript|