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Sexual Identities: A Cognitive Literary Study

Patrick Colm Hogan


Cognitive cultural theorists have rarely taken up sex, sexuality, or gender identity. When they have done so, they have often stressed the evolutionary sources of gender differences. In Sexual Identities, Patrick Hogan extends his previous work on identity to discuss the complexities of sex, the diversity of sexuality, and the limited scope of gender. Hogan begins with a rarely drawn distinction between practical identity (the patterns in what one does, thinks, and feels) and categorial identity (how one labels oneself or is categorized by society). He adds to this a nuanced reformulation of t ... More

Keywords: affective science, cognitive science, gender, identity, sex, sexuality, William Shakespeare, Rabindranath Tagore, transgender, Virginia Woolf

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190857790
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190857790.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Colm Hogan, author
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English, University of Connecticut