chapter  3
THE SOCIAL WORLDS OF CROSS-DRESSING AND SEX-CHANGING
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For the sociologist and sociological social psychologist, all worlds are social worlds (Mead 1934; Winch 1958) whether private, imaginary (Caughey 1984) or public. Social worlds refer to a form of organisation which cannot be accurately delineated by spatial, territorial, formal or membership boundaries (Unruh 1980), though these may be important components of them. Centrally, their boundaries are determined by interaction and communication which transcend and cross over the more formal and traditional delineators of organisation such as behaviour systems, subcultures and social circles.