The Inexorable Rise of Gender and the Decline of Sex: Social Change in Academic Titles, 1945–2001

  title={The Inexorable Rise of Gender and the Decline of Sex: Social Change in Academic Titles, 1945–2001},
  author={David Haig},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • D. Haig
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Sociology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
More than 30 million titles of “academic” articles, from the years 1945–2001, were surveyed for occurrences of the wordssex andgender. At the beginning of this period, uses ofgender were much rarer than uses ofsex, and often used in the sense of a grammatical category. By the end of this period, uses ofgender outnumbered uses ofsex in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. Within the natural sciences, there was now more than 1 use ofgender for every 2 uses ofsex. The beginnings of this… 

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