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An Ethnomethodological Approach

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.

252 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1978

Gender and Sexuality

Sociology: General Sociology

Table of Contents

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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