Gender(ANTH) - the nuclear family is based on the father...

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Gender 29/01/2008 12:26:00 Media is the strongest influence for gender Sex and Gender o Gender-the culture that is socially constructed sexual difference o Chromosomal differences etc o Sex doesn’t determine gender o Biological determinism Humans behave the way they do because of their biological make up. (Sexual organs) Gender Roles in the US o Men are aggressive and women are emotional (based on survey answers about practical knowledge about being a women or being a man) Breaking gender norms o Transsexuals-given the wrong genitals Male to female most common transsexuals Most shunned by society (US) In Brazil and Philippians its is socially accepted and is sexually appealing to be a transsexual. Drag- dressing as opposite gender o Gender and Sexuality Politics of Gender- o Patriarchy: power of the fathers/ Male dominated societies in which all things associated w/ maleness and masculinity are seen more superior over femininity. Nuclear family promotion is promoting patriarchy (because
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Unformatted text preview: the nuclear family is based on the father being the head of household) Industrialization and globalization o Domestic-public dichotomy Gender patterns o Berdache people-biological men and women that live as opposite sex( are individuals not categorized as either gay or lesbian, transvestite or bisexual. Those who, in many Native American Cultures, who are respected and looked upon as people who are both male and female, making them more complete, more balanced than simply a man or a woman.) o Hidra- 3 rd gender that can bless or curse(biological males that dress as women(underground) o Mushea-Mexico generally accepted (assets of both male and female) o Cross-cultural similarities Gender differences Anthropology of Gender How do we study gender? o Issues with cultural relativism o Historical blunders 29/01/2008 12:26:00 29/01/2008 12:26:00...
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course ANTH 1102 taught by Professor Gonzalez during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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