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Sex and Gender

  • Almudena Hernando
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter seeks to critically review prevalent accounts of gender asymmetry and to reexamine the concepts of sex and gender. As no preexisting theoretical formulation seems really satisfactory, a new hypothesis that will serve as a starting point for the book’s arguments is put forward here: gender asymmetry is a function of the different processes that underlie the construction of male and female self-identity.When we speak of gender differences, we are referring to differences in the individuation levels of men and women throughout history.

Keywords

Gender John Money Male and female degrees of individuation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Almudena Hernando
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  1. 1.Departamento de PrehistoriaUniversidad Complutense MadridMadridSpain

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