Categories and Dichotomies

In Lorraine Code (ed.), Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories. London & New York: Routledge. pp. 95-96 (2000)

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Marilyn Frye
Michigan State University
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Encyclopedia entry. Explains "dichotomous," "binary," "absolute opposite," and "polar opposite" as applied to social categories, explaining feminist critical concerns about gender categories. Not all categorizing is dichotomous or binary. Gender categories may function as binary or dichotomous in some contexts but not in others.
Keywords binary  dichotomous  gender categories
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