The concept of gender as structureConsider Judith Lorber's "Night to His Day: The Social
Construction of Gender."
If you had to summarize in ordinary language the concept of
"gender as structure," what would you say? (How would you explain
"gender as a social institution" to a relative or a friend?)
How did Judith Lorber demonstrate the different significance
gender categories have for the individual and for society? (Hint: It may help
to recall Lorber's discussions of "sameness" and