Blind to Sameness: Sexpectations and the Social Construction by Asia Friedman

By Asia Friedman

What is the position of the senses in how we comprehend the realm? Cognitive sociology has lengthy addressed the way in which we understand or think barriers in our usual lives, yet Asia Friedman pushes this question additional nonetheless. How, she asks, did we come to blind ourselves to intercourse sameness?

Drawing on greater than sixty interviews with decidedly assorted populations—the blind and the transgendered—Blind to Sameness solutions provocative questions about the relationships among intercourse modifications, biology, and visible notion. either teams converse from precise views that enlarge the social building of dominant visible conceptions of intercourse, permitting Friedman to ascertain the visible development of the sexed physique and highlighting the strategies of social belief underlying our daily event of female and male our bodies. the result's a awesome contribution to the sociologies of gender, tradition, and cognition that would revolutionize the way in which we predict approximately sex.

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