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Categories we live by : the construction of sex, gender, race, and other social categories

Author: Ásta
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Series: Studies in feminist philosophy
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We are women, we are men. We are refugees, single mothers, people with disabilities, and queers. We belong to social categories and they frame our actions, self-understanding, and opportunities. But what are social categories? How are they created and sustained? How does one come to belong to them? 0Asta approaches these questions through analytic feminist metaphysics. Her theory of social categories centers on an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ásta
ISBN: 9780190256807 ) 019025680X ((paperback alkaline paper)) 9780190256791 ((hardcover alkaline paper)) 0190256796 ((hardcover alkaline paper)
OCLC Number: 1112784949
Description: x, 140 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The conferralist framework --
Social construction as social significance --
Sex and gender : from beauvoir to butler --
Conferralism about sex and gender --
Conferralism about other social categories --
Identity as social location
Series Title: Studies in feminist philosophy
Responsibility: Ásta

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We are women, we are men. We are refugees, people with disabilities, and queers. We belong to social categories and they frame our actions, self-understanding, and opportunities. But what are social  Read more...

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Asta's book is informative, lucidly written, and innovative. It ofers a valuable contribution to social ontology, social constructionism, and feminist metaphysics. * Jonathan Y. Tsou, Iowa State Read more...

 
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