Beyond the Binaries: Depolarizing the Categories of Sex, Sexuality, and Gender*

@inproceedings{Lorber1996BeyondTB,
  title={Beyond the Binaries: Depolarizing the Categories of Sex, Sexuality, and Gender*},
  author={Judith Lorber},
  year={1996}
}
Most sociological research designs assume that'each person has one sex, one sexuality, and one gender, congruent with each other and fixed for life. Postmodern feminists and queer theorists have been interrogating bodies, desires, and genders, but sociology has not. Deconstructing sex, sexuality, and gender reveals many possible categories embedded in social experiences and social practices. As researchers, as theorists, and as activists, sociologists have to go beyond paying lip service to the… CONTINUE READING
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