Conflicting Selves and the Role of Possessions: Exploring Transgenders' Self-Identity Conflict

What can transgenders tell us about the role possessions play in the formation, development, and resolution of the conflict between different selves? Using this extreme example of identity conflict, we identified five stages of conflict resolution, each of which involved possessions in varied and sometimes contradictory ways. This research contributes to the overarching theory of the extended self and the study of identity-conflict.



Citation:

Ayalla Ruvio and Russell Belk (2011) ,"Conflicting Selves and the Role of Possessions: Exploring Transgenders' Self-Identity Conflict", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 38, eds. Darren W. Dahl, Gita V. Johar, and Stijn M.J. van Osselaer, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.

Authors

Ayalla Ruvio, Temple University, USA
Russell Belk, York University, Canada



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 38 | 2011



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