intrB19 - gender and culture

intrB19 - gender and culture - Sex and Gender _ Lecture...

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Sex and Gender ___________________________________________ Lecture Outline ___________________________________________ Anthropology 100 __________________________________________ 1. Basic terms - sex refers to the biological features that distinguish males and females, while gender refers to the cultural ideas through which societies make sense of those differences - while sex is ordinarily a fixed biological reality, cultures can imagine gender in many different ways - as a result, the anthropological study of gender involves understanding how both masculinity and femininity are created and understood in different places 2. Gender roles - All societies differentiate between male and female roles, both in behavior and in subsistence roles - some of these are consistent cross-culturally, such as the tendency to associate women with childcare and men with hunting - Such consistent cross-cultural differences have been explained in a number of ways, none entirely satisfactory - One common feature is for women to be much more involved with
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