Blind to Sameness Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies
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Description: What is the role of the senses in how we understand the world? Cognitive sociology has long addressed the way we perceive or imagine boundaries in our ordinary lives, but Asia Friedman pushes this question further still. How, she asks, did we come to blind ourselves to sex sameness?Drawing on more than sixty interviews with two decidedly different populations—the blind and the transgendered—Blind to Samenessanswers provocative questions about the relationships between sex differences, biology, and visual perception. Both groups speak from unique perspectives that magnify the social construction of dominant visual conceptions of sex, allowing Friedman to examine the visual construction of the sexed body and highlighting the processes of social perception underlying our everyday experience of male and female bodies. The result is a notable contribution to the sociologies of gender, culture, and cognition that will revolutionize the way we think about sex.
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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/15/2013
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Toward a Sociology of Perception|
|Expectations, Selective Attention, and Social Construction|
|Selective Perception and the Social Construction of Sex|
|Sexpectations and Sociomental Control|
|Sex Difference as a Social Filter|
|Perception and the Social Construction of the Body|
|Selective Attention-What We Actually See When We See Sex|
|Transdar and Transition: Transgender "Expert" Knowledge of Sex Cues|
|The Sound of Sex|
|A Sex Cue Can Be Anything (as Long as It Provides Information about Sex)|
|Cognitive Distortions in Seeing Sex|
|Blind to Sameness|
|Transgender Narratives and the Filter of Transition|
|A Blind Phenomenology of Sexed Bodies|
|Sex Differences in Proportion|
|Sex without Polarization|
|Drawing Textbooks: Sameness Despite Polarization|
|Genitals, Gonads, and Genes|
|Sex Sameness as a Rhetorical Strategy|
|Conclusion: Excess, Continua, and the Flexible Mind|
|The Sex/Gender Continuum|
|Appendix: Methodological Notes|