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"Is He Going to Be Able to Pick You Up?": Staturized Practices and Naturalized Gender

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The experiences of extremely tall and short men and women illuminate the connections between gender and height, fixed body size and the socially constructed body, as well as the interplay between the biological and the social. An analysis of gender and height adds to scholarly understanding of culture, gender, and the body. Tallness and shortness shape the staturized gender identities and gender practices of individuals with assumed genetically and biologically definite bodies that fall outside the boundaries of normal height and, therefore, normal gender. Very short and very tall women and men negotiate bodily capital and versions of gender through staturized gender practices. Because height is virtually immutable, these practices demonstrate a further dimension of the cultural naturalization of gender based on body size as well as the aspects of our constructions of gender that rely on assumptions of normal height.

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Name: Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting
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Webb, Jane. ""Is He Going to Be Able to Pick You Up?": Staturized Practices and Naturalized Gender" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, Mar 27, 2014 <Not Available>. 2014-12-10 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p706348_index.html>

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Webb, J. , 2014-03-27 ""Is He Going to Be Able to Pick You Up?": Staturized Practices and Naturalized Gender" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon Online <PDF>. 2014-12-10 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p706348_index.html

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Abstract: The experiences of extremely tall and short men and women illuminate the connections between gender and height, fixed body size and the socially constructed body, as well as the interplay between the biological and the social. An analysis of gender and height adds to scholarly understanding of culture, gender, and the body. Tallness and shortness shape the staturized gender identities and gender practices of individuals with assumed genetically and biologically definite bodies that fall outside the boundaries of normal height and, therefore, normal gender. Very short and very tall women and men negotiate bodily capital and versions of gender through staturized gender practices. Because height is virtually immutable, these practices demonstrate a further dimension of the cultural naturalization of gender based on body size as well as the aspects of our constructions of gender that rely on assumptions of normal height.


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