He intended Middlesex to be "the story [he] wasn't getting from the memoir". Eugenides worked on Middlesex for nine years.
Biography[ edit ] Born in MorrinsvilleNew Zealand, to a family of English and Welsh descent,  Money initially studied psychology at Victoria University of Wellington graduating with a Nature versus nurture in frankenstein master's degree in psychology and education in He was married briefly in the s but had no children.
He coined the term paraphilia appearing in the DSM-III to replace perversions and introduced the term sexual orientation in place of sexual preference, arguing that attraction is not necessarily a matter of free choice. The hospital began performing sexual reassignment surgery in Money was an early supporter of New Zealand's arts, both literary and visual.
He was a noted friend and supporter of author Janet Frame. Sexual identity, gender identity and gender roles[ edit ] This section needs additional citations for verification.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. March Further information: Sexual identityGender identityand Gender role Money introduced numerous definitions related to gender in journal articles in the s, many of them as a result of his studies of Hermaphroditism.
Money's definition of gender is based on his understanding of sex differences among human beings. According to Money, the fact that one sex produces ova and the other sex produces sperm is the irreducible criterion of sex difference.
However, there are other sex-derivative differences that follow in the wake of this primary dichotomy. These differences involve the way urine is expelled from the human body and other questions of sexual dimorphism.
According to Money's theory, sex-adjunctive differences are typified by the smaller size of females and their problems in moving around while nursing infants. This then makes it more likely that the males do the roaming and hunting.
Sex-arbitrary differences are those that are purely conventional: Some of the latter differences apply to life activities, such as career opportunities for men versus women. Finally, Money created the now-common term gender role which he differentiated from the concept of the more traditional terminology sex role.
This grew out of his studies of hermaphrodites. According to Money, the genitalia and erotic sexual roles were now, by his definition, to be included under the more general term "gender role" including all the non-genital and non-erotic activities that are defined by the conventions of society to apply to males or to females.
In his studies of hermaphrodites, Money found that there are six variables that define sex. While in the average person all six would line up unequivocally as either all "male" or "female", in hermaphrodites any one or more than one of these could be inconsistent with the others, leading to various kinds of anomalies.
In his seminal paper he defined these factors as: Gender role and orientation as male or female, established while growing up. It includes, but is not restricted to sexuality in the sense of eroticism. Gender role is appraised in relation to the following: For him, gender included not only one's status as a man or a woman, but was also a matter of personal recognition, social assignment, or legal determination; not only on the basis of one's genitalia but also on the basis of somatic and behavioral criteria that go beyond genital differences.
The book featured David Reimer see below as an example of gender reassignment. Gay, Straight and In-Between: The Sexology of Erotic Orientation[ edit ] This article includes inline citationsbut they are not properly formatted. Please improve this article by correcting them.
March This section may be confusing or unclear to readers. In particular, there are terms in this section that require explanation as they are technical jargon used in Money's theoretical conceptualizing and do not have broad understanding.
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