Constructing Gendered Bodies

  • Kathryn Backett-Milburn
  • Linda McKie

Part of the Explorations in Sociology book series (EIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. 1 Introduction

    1. Kathryn Backett-Milburn, Linda McKie
      Pages 1-6
  3. Sex, Gender and Performing Bodies

  4. The Social Construction of Gendered Bodies: Signs and Symbols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Carol Wolkowitz
      Pages 85-103
  5. The Moral and Medical Regulation of Sex, Sexualities and Gender

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Rachel Thomson, Sheena Mcgrellis, Janet Holland, Sheila Henderson, Sue Sharp
      Pages 141-161
    3. Myra J. Hird, Jenz Germon
      Pages 162-178
    4. Richard Ekins, Dave King
      Pages 179-203
    5. Terry O’Neill, Myra J. Hird
      Pages 204-223
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-253

About this book


Interest in sociological study of the body, theoretically and empirically, has increased dramatically in the 1990s. This book builds on this work by bringing together exciting and stimulating research which examines the social and cultural processes involved in the construction of gendered bodies and sexual practices. Contributors explore these issues in a variety of settings ranging from the workplace and leisure industry to social arenas of moral and medical regulation.


gender Moral Nation organization Sex sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathryn Backett-Milburn
    • 1
  • Linda McKie
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Unit in Health and Behavioural ChangeUniversity of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityUK

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