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Friedman, Asia
Blind to sameness : sexpectations and the social construction of male and female bodies / Asia Friedman
Alternate Title Sexpectations and the social construction of male and female bodies
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BF692.2 .F75 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Sex differences (Psychology) -- Social aspects
Sex differences -- Social aspects
Sex recognition (Zoology) -- Social aspects
Body image -- Social aspects
Perception -- Social aspects
Social perception
Transgender people -- Interviews
Blind -- Interviews
Physical Description x, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-205) and index
Contents Introduction -- Toward a sociology of perception -- Expectations, selective attention, and social construction -- Filter analysis -- Selective perception and the social construction of sex -- Sexpectations and socio-mental 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 -- Polarization -- Blind to sameness -- Transgender narratives and the filter of transition -- A blind phenomenology of sexed bodies -- Sex differences in proportion -- Seeking sameness -- 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 -- Emphasizing excess -- The sex/gender continuum -- Cognitive flexibility -- Appendix: methodological notes

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