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Defining Sex and Gender in Law, Politics, and Science

Abstract Gender and sex are often conflated. Our laws, policies, and even science establish sex and gender as intrinsically linked and dimorphic in nature. This dissertation examines the relationship between sex and gender and the repercussions of this linked dimorphism in the realms of law, politics, and science. Chapter One identifies the legal climate for changing one's sexual identity post-surgical reassignment. It pays particular attention to the ability of postsurgical transsexuals to marry in their acquired sex. Chapter Two considers the process for identifying the sex of athletes for the purposes of participation in sex-segregated athletic events, specifically the role of testing and standards for categorization. Chapter Three explores t... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Parsi, John (Author) / Crittenden, Jack (Advisor) / Guston, David H (Committee member) / Marchant, Gary (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Political Science / Law / Public policy / Dimorphism / Gender / Governance / Intersex / Sex / Transsexual
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 147 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Political Science 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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