Week 2 Learning Journal 8-20 to 8-26-2012 - Week 2 Readings The reading my Sarah Lamb White Saris and Sweet Mangoes is an interesting story so far It

Week 2 Learning Journal 8-20 to 8-26-2012 - Week 2 Readings...

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Week 2 Readings The reading my Sarah Lamb, “White Saris and Sweet Mangoes” is an interesting story so far. It really introduced me to anthropology because I had never really studied or understood it. Unlike gerontology, anthropology has been around much longer and “invites us to expand our sense of human possibilities through the study of particular forms of life [CITATION Lam00 \p xii \l 1033 ]. But anthropology of aging is a relative new field [CITATION Lam00 \p 8 \l 1033 ]. The study on the difference of men and women showed the difference in status in later life. I found it very interesting and happily so, that women become equal to men in later life, even being able to go topless. During their life course women are referred to as ‘open and hot’ during reproductive years. After that both aged men and women are referred to as ‘cooling and drying’ in their life course. Because I am childless, I felt an identity to the information about women not having identities or experiences not important because they “who have chosen not to center their lives around reproduction [CITATION Lam00 \p 17 \l 1033 ]. I was not surprised to read that ‘gender’ is really a code word for women in gender studies [CITATION Lam00 \p 21 \l 1033 ]. The majority studying minority behavior tends to be report based on “the life experiences of the anthropologist” [CITATION Lam00 \p xi \l 1033 ].
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  • Gerontology, The Cultural Context of Aging Worldwide Perspectives, CITATION Lam00 \p

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