An Ethnomethodological Approach

Suzanne J. Kessler and Wendy McKenna

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Suzanne J. Kessler and Wendy McKenna

252 pages | © 1978
Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780226432069 Published June 1985
Kessler and McKenna convincingly argue that gender is not a reflection of biological reality but rather a social construct that varies across cultures. Valuable for its insights into gender, its extensive treatment of transsexualism, and its ethnomethodological approach, Gender reviews and critiques data from biology, anthropology, sociology, and psychology.
1. The Primacy of Gender Attribution
2. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender
3. Biology and Gender
4. Development Aspects of Gender
5. Gender Construction in Everyday Life: Transsexualism
6. Toward a Theory of Gender
Appendix - Letter from Rachel
Author Index
Subject Index
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