Anth+2A+Lecture+Notes++13+Feb+2007

Anth+2A+Lecture+Notes++13+Feb+2007 - Anth 2A Lecture Notes...

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Anth 2A Lecture Notes 13 February 2007 GENDER AND SEXUALITY; PERSONHOOD The Leopard Woman of Liberia Anthropological concerns: What is sex and what is gender ? How did gender roles and gender relations vary cross-culturally? How does subsistence strategy relate to gender roles and gender relations cross-culturally? In what ways does a culture’s ideological system support its gender constraints ? What are the consequences of male dominance and gender equality for a society? What global and local factors influence a woman’s participation in the workforce? How does ideology influence gender in the industrial and post-industrial societies? Sex (a biological category) versus gender (a cultural category) Gender identity – what is and how is it communicated or marked? Bodily adornment (e.g., the women and the veil in Saudi Arabia) Comportment Social presentation Speech styles Nonverbal communication Gender constructs – unlike sex, gender is
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course ANTHRO 2a taught by Professor Unknown during the Winter '06 term at UC Irvine.

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