Doing Gender, Doing Heteronormativity

  title={Doing Gender, Doing Heteronormativity},
  author={Kristen Schilt and Laurel Westbrook},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  pages={440 - 464}
This article brings together two case studies that examine how nontransgender people, “gender normals,” interact with transgender people to highlight the connections between doing gender and heteronormativity. By contrasting public and private interactions that range from nonsexual to sexualized to sexual, the authors show how gender and sexuality are inextricably tied together. The authors demonstrate that the criteria for membership in a gender category are significantly different in social… 

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  • J. Earles
  • Sociology
    Journal of lesbian studies
  • 2019
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