notes - 10/26/09 Sex biological, genital Sexual dimorphism...

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10/26/09 Sex – biological, genital Sexual dimorphism – size, height, weight, strength, longevity Gender-cultural Gender roles- what males and females do, expected roles. What should and should not Gender stereotype-simplified view on what should and should not do Gender stratification- unequal distribution of rewards between men and women Prestige, power, freedom, access to resources Gender division of labour – degree to which men and women perform certain tasks or jobs. Domestic-public dichotomy – strong difference between home and outside. Gender importance? -connected to social organization, economic strategies, authority, power, inequality -searching for patterns Child rearing Often female. Giving birth, breast feeding (biological) Keeps women in domestic sphere Pregnancy and lactation physically demanding Nonindustrial Foragers Mobile- limits on children Lower population/children per female Low conflict/warfare Men and women contribute to subsistence Hunt vs. Gather Prestige vs power/authority
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