anthro2.1126

anthro2.1126 - Anthropology 2 Hines 1 gender behavior...

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Anthropology 2 Hines 11/26/07 1. gender – behavior differences between gender groups promoted and sustained by constantly being described and modeled to us gender roles – Kottak contribution to subsistence more or less equal a. all human groups recognize, teach and demand vary cross-culturally e.g. Yanomami v. Kawelka Yanomami = women to farming etc. Kawelka = men do it Vary over time e.g. 19 th C. Us v. 20 th C. US Not extricable from sexual orientation e.g. Nuer: pater v. genitor, berdaches “manly hearted” women Places women work and places men work – differences Public v private is being compromised – more women going out and pursuing careers – involved in public sphere instead of domestic/private sphere Woman can fill social role of father Gender stratification – domestic-public dichotomy Dominant and alternate ideals – motherhood, warrior, business, physically strong, super model Alternate ideals – practice in parameters of what is given to us by our cultural group Stereotypes – dominant ideals – nurture, motherhood, classic beauty
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