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Beyond the Binary Matrix: Theorizing the Social Construction of Sexuality

Yvonne Zylan

in States of Passion

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735082
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894802 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735082.003.0003
Beyond the Binary Matrix: Theorizing the Social Construction of Sexuality

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This chapter proposes a framework for understanding how law—as an inscriptive institutional project—serves, in part, to constitute embodied, engendered, desiring subjects. It embraces the position advanced by poststructural theorists that sex, gender, and the body are produced discursively, through processes that link the intrapsychic, the social, and the cultural to one another.

Keywords: law; sex; gender; body; desire

Chapter.  12531 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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