Categories We Live By Categories We Live By
Studies in Feminist Philosophy

Categories We Live By

The Construction of Sex, Gender, Race, and Other Social Categories

    • $46.99
    • $46.99

Publisher Description

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?

?sta approaches these questions through analytic feminist metaphysics. Her theory of social categories centers on an answer to the question: what is it for a feature of an individual to be socially meaningful? In a careful, probing investigation, she reveals how social categories are created and sustained and demonstrates their tendency to oppress through examples from current events. To this end, she offers an account of just what social construction is and how it works in a range of examples that problematize the categories of sex, gender, and race in particular. The main idea is that social categories are conferred upon people. ?sta introduces a 'conferralist' framework in order to articulate a theory of social meaning, social construction, and most importantly, of the construction of sex, gender, race, disability, and other social categories.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2018
July 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Oxford University Press
SELLER
The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford trading as Oxford University Press
SIZE
1.1
MB

More Books Like This

Nonideal Social Ontology Nonideal Social Ontology
2022
Intersecting Voices Intersecting Voices
2020
Disputed Subjects (RLE Feminist Theory) Disputed Subjects (RLE Feminist Theory)
2012
Socializing Metaphysics Socializing Metaphysics
2003
Social Theory Re-Wired Social Theory Re-Wired
2016
Oppression and Responsibility Oppression and Responsibility
2015

More Books by S.T.A.

Other Books in This Series

Visible Identities Visible Identities
2005
Minimizing Marriage Minimizing Marriage
2012
On Female Body Experience On Female Body Experience
2005
The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression
2015
Decolonizing Universalism Decolonizing Universalism
2018
Analyzing Oppression Analyzing Oppression
2006