Anth101 Gender Spr2011 lec 8 BB

Anth101 Gender Spr2011 lec 8 BB - Gender: Cross Cultural...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 7/21/11 Gender: Cross Cultural Perspectives Anthropology 101 Week 8
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7/21/11 Objectives Examine the cultural construction of gender, and its relationship to biology Examine the cultural construction of femininities and masculinities Examine gender hierarchies and inequalities
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7/21/11 Why Study Gender? Universal way of organizing social roles but matters in different ways and to different degrees between cultures Anthropology (and other disciplines) had been androcentric historically But what happens when you look at a culture from the viewpoint of women? Does it look the same?
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7/21/11 What is the differences between Sex- biological differences (X/Y chromosomes, hormones, secondary sexual characteristics) Gender- culturally & historically constructed- not necessarily biologically DETERMINED. RELATED, but NOT DETERMINED. “raw material” that we build different
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7/21/11 “US” Mostly, recognize a two gender/two sex model Talk about gender and sex as if they are the same and determined by biology
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7/21/11 Why do the Kabre understand children to be
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