Gender: An Ethnomethodological Approach

Paperback | June 15, 1985

bySuzanne J. Kessler

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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.

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This may well be one of the most important scientific books ever written about sex. {It} will undoubtedly create a heated controversy among sex researchers and might change the ways we all look at biological species.

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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, soc...

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This may well be one of the most important scientific books ever written about sex. {It} will undoubtedly create a heated controversy among sex researchers and might change the ways we all look at biological species.

Suzanne J. Kessler is professor of psychology at the State University of New York, Purchase. Wendy McKenna is an adjunct associate professor of psychology at Barnard College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.7 inPublished:June 15, 1985Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226432068

ISBN - 13:9780226432069

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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
Bibliography
Author Index
Subject Index

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This may well be one of the most important scientific books ever written about sex. {It} will undoubtedly create a heated controversy among sex researchers and might change the ways we all look at biological species.