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Unformatted text preview: ANT 307 Class Notes 1 April 2008 Marriage: Gender Roles, Patriarchy and Agency Feminism and race: White women less ideal as they resist gender role of subordinate to husbands Black women less ideal because of stereotypes, too sexual, asexual or not feminine enough Asian women a good substitution for ruined white women, stereotype of sexually modest and appealing must be wary of dragon ladies and geishas who wish to take advantage Patriarchy: women with limited avenues to economic independence, dependent upon males in life, prince charming idea Agency: women who choose to seek male partners outside of homeland and who exercise power in choosing prospective mate and negotiating how the relationship evolved. Questions: Is the act of embracing traditional gender roles necessarily one of embracing patriarchy and oppression?...
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- Spring '08