Just doing gender? Transvestism and the power of underdoing gender in everyday life and work

@article{Thanem2016JustDG,
  title={Just doing gender? Transvestism and the power of underdoing gender in everyday life and work},
  author={Torkild Thanem and Louise Wallenberg},
  journal={Organization},
  year={2016},
  volume={23},
  pages={250 - 271}
}
While previous research in organization studies has utilized transgender to show how gender is done, overdone and undone, this literature lacks empirical grounding, and the theoretical arguments dominating it tend to idealize the transgressive power of transgender while reducing transgender to hyperbolic drag and stereotypical passing. To further advance the understanding of transgender within and around organizations, this article presents a qualitative study from a Northern European country… 
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