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}
  • Chris Brickell
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Sociology
  • The Sociological Review
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… 
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