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University of Guelph
Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 2400

SOAN 2400 Introduction to Gender SystemsChapter 5 Doing Gender Candace West and Don H ZimmermanSex is different from gender although both the terms are seen similar makes it more confusing to someThe purpose of the article is to propose an ethnomethodologically informed and therefore distinctly sociological understanding of gender as a routine methodical and recurring accomplishment Believe doing gender is undertaken from members of society and they are hostage from its productionBoth gender role and gender display focus on behavioural aspects of being a woman or man as opposed for example to biological differences between the twoSex is a determination made through the application of socially agreed upon biological criteria for classifying someone as male or female oThe criteria for classification can be genetalia at birth or chromosomal typing before birth and they do not necessarily
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