The Sociological Construction of Gender and Sexuality

  title={The Sociological Construction of Gender and Sexuality},
  author={Chris Brickell},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={113 - 87}
This essay considers how we might come to understand social constructionism sociologically. It examines a number of related approaches to gender and sexuality that speak to sociological concerns and might be termed social constructionist: historicism, symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology and materialist feminism. By recognising that social constructionism is multifarious rather than unified, we find that each social constructionist approach offers particular strengths for analysing the… Expand
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