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Fall 2010
Apr 23,2014
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This course focuses on the construction of gender in cross-cultural perspective. We will examine the meanings of masculinity and femininity in different societies and how women's and men's lives are shaped by constructions of gender. We begin the semester by exploring how societies create gender differences through body modification practices, and raise questions about the relationship between the categories of gender and sex. Next we survey cross-cultural differences in the organization of kinship, reproduction and labor and study how these differences affect the construction of gender cross-culturally. We conclude the course by considering the concept of gender equity and the efforts of the international women's movement to create gender equity.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Anthropology Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-INTL-Intl Compare- Non-West, MJ-INTL-Global Issues Conc

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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