February 4, 2008

February 4, 2008 - Hist 143 February 4, 2008 * Major themes...

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Hist 143 February 4, 2008 * Major themes of the course: Social hierarchy Gender, wealth, education Liberalism Patriarchy Transculturation Hegemony * The higher a woman stood in society, the more shut in they were * A system of gender ethics that is not peculiar of LA, common in Europe Most particularly associated with Mediterranean cultures * People had an informal understanding that the double standard was not a breakdown of the system; it was the system * The family honor depended on the man and the women behaving differently * Women’s assignment was to be sexually exclusive, to be chaste until marriage * Men were not expected to do this, almost dishonorable for a man to be too chaste * Men had to protect the sexual exclusivity of all the women in their family, using violence to make it effective and real * Women need to be chaperoned on the streets and are kept out of the larger social life * Inheriting land was the single most important economic transaction
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HIST 143 taught by Professor Chasteen during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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February 4, 2008 - Hist 143 February 4, 2008 * Major themes...

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