The Social Construction Of Gender Essay

751 Words Feb 6th, 2016 4 Pages
Imagine an entity whose is in a constant stage of metamorphosis yet seemingly goes unnoticed. Now imagine this entity is the definition of gender. Judith Lorber 's essay The Social Construction of Gender poses an effective argument to explain how and why gender is defined and constantly redefined through social interactions. In order to effectively argue her point of view Lorber 's essay is constructed with academic diction to appeal to her audience, logical reasoning to make content plausible and appeals to authority to give her content credibility.

Lorber creates academic diction through formal language to appeal to a target audience. "As a social institution, gender is a process of creating distinguishable social statues for the assignment of rights and responsibilities. As a part of a stratification system that ranks these statuses unequally, gender is a major building block in the social structure built on these unequal statuses" (p. 66). Lorber is careful not to use informal or slang terms in her writing. Academic diction is an effective tool when addressing a certain audience. Using academic diction appeals to academic readers who are accustomed to reading a variety of materials with a similar format, will ensure the author 's point reach the respective audience. Academic diction informs the reader of the scholarly merit of the work, allowing the reader to believe the author 's logical reasoning is plausible.

Logical reasoning is an effective tool because it…

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