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ANTH oct 25 class notes - Monday October 25 Gender Sex:...

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Monday October 25  Gender Sex:  each individual’s biological category, i.e. biologically male or  female. Defined by nature.  Sexual dimorphism:  the biological differences between the  sexes, beyond genitalia, i.e. size, strength, longevity, etc.   Gender:  the cultural construction of male and female  characteristics beyond biological sex.  Gender roles:  activities assigned by culture for each gender;  what do males do? What do females do? How should each act?   Gender stereotypes:  oversimplified but strong views society  holds about gender roles.  Gender stratification:  unequal distribution of rewards  between men and women. Includes prestige, personal freedom,  authority, resources, etc.  Gendered Division of Labor:  the degree to which men and/or  women perform certain jobs or tasks. Can be strong or weak.
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 Domestic Public Dichotomy:  differentiation between the  home and outside world. Work, trade, warfare, politics, etc. versus  domestic life. Can be strong or weak.   Why is gender important? Gender, gender roles, and division of  labor are closely tied to sociopolitical organization and economic  strategies.   Similarities and patterns in gender roles and division of labor  may indicate similar adaptations among human groups.   Gendered division of labor shows some patterning between 
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course ANTH 1102 taught by Professor Gonzalez during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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ANTH oct 25 class notes - Monday October 25 Gender Sex:...

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