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The Construction of Gender in Photographs of Children

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Part of the Schriftenreihe der Internationalen Frauenuniversität »Technik und Kultur« book series (SIFU, volume 6)

Abstract

When we look at a photograph of a child, how do we nearly at the same time know in our western European culture at least, that the photo shows a boy or a girl? What features make a child look like a boy or girl? The dresses, the hairdo, the bearing, the body language, the physiognomy, the face, the facial expression? Why are we always so keen to know if a child is a girl or a boy, starting with the day of its birth and even earlier, ever since ultrasonic diagnosis is possible.

Keywords

Gender Identity Gender Relation Body Language Spirit Level Happy Family 
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