How Does Gender Make A Difference 10.20.11

How Does Gender Make A Difference 10.20.11 - Anthro 104...

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Anthro 104 10.20 How Does Gender Make A Difference? Gender Hierarchies, Gender Egalitarianism The Status of Women Anthropology, the study of man Through much of the 20 th century (male) anthropologists studied adult males as representative of a culture, largely ignoring women’s activities Did not analyze male roles as gendered The “status of women” as a distinct topic Women’s status, women’s roles Margaret Mead 1901-1978 Student of Boas Coming of Age in Samoa (1928) first of many scores of books and articles o Study of adolescent girls in Samoa, compared to the U.S o Later challenged by a male anthropologist Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (1936) o Interest in “typical personalities of men and women” o Arapesh: both men and women were “feminine” o Mundagomor: both men and women were “masculine” o Tchambuli: most interesting to her, inversion- females were dominant politically and economically, women provided food and engaged in warfare; men were more domestic, made art Restudy of Mead’s Tchambuli in 1970’s o Deborah Gewertz o Actually “chambri”
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