Transgender Jobseekers Navigating Closeting Communication

  title={Transgender Jobseekers Navigating Closeting Communication},
  author={Elizabeth K. Eger},
  journal={Management Communication Quarterly},
  pages={276 - 281}
  • E. Eger
  • Published 10 January 2018
  • Sociology
  • Management Communication Quarterly
Jobseekers are often filled with uncertainty upon not being hired, yet only some applicants consider a difficult question: Was I not hired because of my identities? This essay examines how transgender jobseekers understand not being hired and engage in “closeting communication.” With “closeting communication,” I extend the metaphor of “the closet” as a contained space to an ongoing communication process where individuals continuously navigate potential disclosures of their identities. To… 

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