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Gender - Methods Used by Anthropologists: Interview The...

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Methods Used by Anthropologists: The Interview Allows us to learn about places we have not been Learn meaning people attribute to experiences Benefits? Drawbacks? Few people, great depth
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Some Tips for Successful Interviews Be diligent - - keep asking, follow up if “thinking about it”, have long list of potential candidates Plan the time, send a reminder, offer incentive Pick a conducive setting; make it convenient for your participant Ensure confidentiality Build rapport from beginning Create great questions Avoid use of “yes” “no” questions; pretest Offer to give questions to participant prior to Ensure participant that they can stop the interview Ask for permission to tape– destroy tape when done Make sure your phone is charged! Take great notes, but ask if OK to call back to clarify meanings
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Ideas for Questions Assignment #2, Option A I) Easy, ice-breaker question/s; demographic items II) Questions that get at their “story” III) Questions that fill-in the “blanks”; end with a positive-feel good type question
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“Gender” goals for the week: How we learn gender (our own and that of the opposite sex) What reinforces our cultural understating of gender? How the roles & rights men and women have toward each other varies across cultures Contributions and criticisms of Feminist Anthropology The relationship between pop culture imagery and femininity and masculinity - “Tough Guise” Gender and inequality
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Gender vs. Sex Variation in terms; often used interchangeably Are we born with gender or sex ? Sex: biological differences between men an women Gender: learned cultural roles, psychological attributes, and behaviors that people have regarding their sex
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Gender Gender is everything you are NOT born with Learned cultural roles, psychological attributes, and behaviors that people have regarding their sex Enculturation- learning our genders: how to behave, what to wear, how to interact with the sexes, etc. We learn the NORMS for our sex
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