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Essay ASSESSMENT SPECIFICATION DOCUMENT
This assessment is due on Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 2pm and is worth 50% of the mark for the module. With reference to module materials and suggested readings (list at the end of the guidelines), you are required to write a 1500-word essay addressing the following topic:
‘Identity construction involves both the personal and the social sphere’. In your essay, discuss this statement with reference to the categories of identity: gender.

Readings:

Scillt, K & Lagos, D. (2017) The Development of Transgender Studies in
Sociology. Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 43:425-443
https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-soc-060116-053348

Woodward, K. (2004). “Questions of identity”. Questions of identity: Gender,
class, ethnicity (2nd ed, pp.6-22). London: Routledge.
Available at:
https://is.muni.cz/el/1423/podzim2015/gen125/um/59677716/woodward_chapter_1.pdf

Raising ‘Theybies’: Letting Kids Choose Their Gender (2018), YouTube: NBC News Channel. Available at:

Schwarz, S., dir. (2017), Muxes Mexico’s third gender, YouTube: The Guardian channel. Available at:


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