Essay ASSESSMENT SPECIFICATION DOCUMENT
This assessment is due on Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 2pm and is worth 50% of the mark for the module. With reference to module materials and suggested readings (list at the end of the guidelines), you are required to write a 1500-word essay addressing the following topic:
‘Identity construction involves both the personal and the social sphere’. In your essay, discuss this statement with reference to the categories of identity: gender.
Scillt, K & Lagos, D. (2017) The Development of Transgender Studies in
Sociology. Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 43:425-443
Woodward, K. (2004). “Questions of identity”. Questions of identity: Gender,
class, ethnicity (2nd ed, pp.6-22). London: Routledge.
Raising ‘Theybies’: Letting Kids Choose Their Gender (2018), YouTube: NBC News Channel. Available at:
Schwarz, S., dir. (2017), Muxes Mexico’s third gender, YouTube: The Guardian channel. Available at: