ANTHROPOLOGY_OF_SEX

ANTHROPOLOGY_OF_SEX - CULTURE Collective processes through...

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Anthropology of Human Sexuality: Perspectives of class Sex as sex Sex as gender Sex as reproduction Is sex “ natural ”? Biological capacity Physical and physiological processes Is sex cultural? Sex: both biological and cultural Subject to cultural variations Experience of sex is embedded in culture Knowledge, study of sex affected by cultural factors
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Key distinctions for course Sex = sexual anatomy, sexual behavior Gender = social meanings of “male” and “female”
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Unformatted text preview: CULTURE Collective processes through which humans give meaning to their experience of the world Products which humans create, collectively Material products Social products (behavior) Mental products (beliefs, attitudes, values Properties of Culture Culture is pervasive Culture is learned Culture is shared Culture is psychologically real Culture is adaptive Ethnocentrism Cultural relativism (not moral relativism)...
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