The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Intermediate Sex

A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women, 1st Edition

By Edward Carpenter


176 pages

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The Intermediate sex collates papers from Edward Carpenter on his ideas about intermediate types. Carpenter claims that there are those in societies who hold an intermediate position between the two sexes and may have an inner sex in their mind that is different from their biological sex. Originally published in 1908, this version in1941, these papers present early observations about gender fluidity in both men and women, studying certain ‘types’ of intermediate people that he claimed were begin to emerge more obviously at the time of writing. This title will be of interest to students of gender studies.

Table of Contents

Prefatory Note; 1. Introductory 2. The Intermediate Sex 3. The Homogenic Attachment 4. Affection in Education 5. The Place of the Uranian in Society; Appendix.

About the Series

Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

This collection of Edward Carpenter’s works provides an in-depth insight to his most important studies throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries including Civilisation: It’s Cause and Cure, The Light from the East and The Drama of Love and Death. The ten titles included in this set expand on the well-known poet and philosopher’s socialist views, his studies of Hinduism and his ideas of ‘intermediate types’ which was a particularly important theory in the history of LGBT activism.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies