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Two Bodies, Two Selves, Two Sexes: Conjoined Twins and “the Double-Bodied Hindoo Boy”

Nadja Durbach

in Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257689
eISBN:
9780520944893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257689.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

At the same moment that “the Elephant Man” was admitted to the London Hospital in the summer of 1886, “Lalloo the Double-Bodied Hindoo Boy” began to exhibit himself across the United Kingdom. Lalloo ... More


French Universalism in the Nineties

Joan Wallach Scott

in Women and Citizenship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195175349
eISBN:
9780199835775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175344.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In 2000, France enacted a parité law that calls for equal numbers of women and men to serve in various elected assemblies at all levels of government. The law challenged a theory of representation, ... More


Selective Perception and the Social Construction of Sex

Asia Friedman

in Blind to Sameness: Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226023465
eISBN:
9780226023779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023779.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on the sexed body, introducing the mental filter of sex difference and the concept of sexpectations, the belief that “everyone is always either male or female” that organizes our ... More


Blind to Sameness: Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies

Asia Friedman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226023465
eISBN:
9780226023779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

What is the role of the senses in how we understand the world? Cognitive sociology has long addressed the way we perceive or imagine boundaries in our ordinary lives, but this book pushes this ... More


The Adventures of a Sex

Luciana Parisi

in Deleuze and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634040
eISBN:
9780748652563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634040.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that notions of relational ontologies developed in the context of posthuman theories of performativity are not abstract enough to engage with the experiential adventures of a ... More


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