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Spring 2020BogartANT 2301 Midterm (15%) Review SheetModule 1Sexuality and Anthropology IntroductionWhat is sexuality? And why do we care to understand it? What is Anthropology? – four subfields?How can each subfield inform or answer questions with regards to human sexuality?How does the scientific method work?Define biological evolution and some mechanisms that drive itoWhat is sexual selection? Broadly what is culture and why might it be difficult to define?oHow might culture interact with evolution? How can we test culture?From the archaeological record what do we know about historical societies and their attitudes about sex? What were some major historical developments in contraception?
Spring 2020BogartOvulation and hormones confirmedWhere do we get our sexual knowledge? – Informal sex education networkMedia and Sexual Informationo85% of movies referenced sexo82% of televisiono59% of music videos, 37% music lyricsoVideo games are generally consistentoReferences to sexual risks and responsibilities = 14%; info gathered from the media is incompleteoHeterosexual script dominant with specific gender rolesAbstinence-only approach?oDriven by religious values oAvoided talking about sexual behaviors, STI’s, contraception, and pregnancyoSupported by conservativeso2000-2008 Research found this approach failed; pregnancy rates increased in states that took the abstinence approachoTeen birth rates are significantly higher in the US than in EuropeHow are societal norms driven? What are the five meanings of normal?