Undoing Gender

  title={Undoing Gender},
  author={F. Deutsch},
  journal={Gender & Society},
  pages={106 - 127}
  • F. Deutsch
  • Published 2007
  • Gender & Society
  • “Doing Gender,” West and Zimmerman's (1987) landmark article, highlighted the importance of social interaction, thus revealing the weaknesses of socialization and structural approaches. However, despite its revolutionary potential for illuminating how to dismantle the gender system, doing gender has become a theory of gender persistence and the inevitability of inequality. In this article, the author argues that we need to reframe the questions to ask how we can undo gender. Research should… CONTINUE READING
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