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Lecture Notes ANTH 209/SOC 269 September 8, 2011 FOOD AND CLASS I. Review of Previous Lecture II. Discussion of the Film: “Monday’s Girls” A. The Nigerian ritual of iria is a “rite of passage” or a culturally meaningful and structure ritual marking social recognition of a girl’s transformation into womanhood eligible for marriage, it proves her virginity and indexes her moral standing as good member of society. B. Iria is C. Iriabos or. D. Some lessons from the film: Lessons about gender relations ( male vs. female ), social change ( tradition vs. modernity) , space ( rural vs. urban ), and orientations ( West vs. non-West ). Culture as powerful force but also something that is contested. E. Some questions: Do modern women have their own iria? Do modern women have their own “impalas” or copper rings that inhibit their movements? Is Asekiye in a “better position” as a modern woman? F. Viewing cultural difference and variation behind meanings of slenderness/ thinness and being fat. – emic (insider’s point of view) vs. etic (outsider’s point of view) G. Emic and etic are not mutually exclusive aspects. In ethnographic accounts, they usually are deployed together. III.
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ANTH 209 taught by Professor Manalansan during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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