Gender, Multiplicity, and Voice

by Maxine Greene - 1993

Gender, we now realize, must be understood as a social construct or a cultural construct, referring to the meanings attached to the biological division of the sexes. More simply, gender identifies the implications of what it means in different contexts to be born a girl or a boy. It has to do with the mannerisms taught or adopted, and the expectations internalized, the modes of perceiving others and being perceived.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 92, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 5, 1993, p. 241-255 ID Number: 18859, Date Accessed: 3/7/2021 12:40:33 AM

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