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Ed Arrington

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Accounting In Other Wor(L)Ds: A Feminism Without Reserve, Teri Shearer, Cecil Arrington Oct 2012

Accounting In Other Wor(L)Ds: A Feminism Without Reserve, Teri Shearer, Cecil Arrington

Ed Arrington

Sexual identity, like economic identity, is a product of historical systems of discourse and representation: that is, sexual identity is produced culturally and linguistically. In this case, even the body iteself is not pre- or acultural. Instead, it is a socially inscribed "sexed" body, a body often constructed and made meaningful as either phallic (the masculine) or castrated (the feminine). Viewed in this light, sexual identity is not essential or biologistic. Instead, it is an artifact of morphology, produced through disursive effects.