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Comparing Jane Pilcher's 'Names Bodies And Identities'

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Jane Pilcher is the first guest of the Thinking Allowed podcast. She is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Leicester and she's the author of an article in the journal sociology entitled “Names Bodies and Identities”. She endeavors at showing the link between names and their perception by people. The first point she makes is in establishing that society expects names to be faithful indicators of a person’s gender. Typically male names are expect to be attributed to males and the same for women. This preconceived idea of names is common belief and thus it is extremely unsettling for people when they encounter someone who does not follow this tacit rule. Jane Pilcher illustrates her argument using the anchorman’s anecdote
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