Cultural - Summer 2017
SESSION I: 6 Weeks
Begins May 8 and Ends June 22
Exam Schedule: Regular Class Meeting time on: TBA
Anthropology 358.001 / Gender and Culture
Monday – Thursday / 10:15 – 11:40 / Gambrell 412
Professor: Bri Farber
Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major
Cross-listed with WGST 358
Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Professional and Civic Engagement
The Gender/Sexuality Reader, edited by Roger Lancaster and Micaela di Leonardo.
When a person walks into a room, we automatically, often unconsciously, notice their gender. Our society treats gender as a “natural” category, and we believe we can make assumptions about someone based on their gender. In this course, we will challenge conventional notions of gender through critical cross-cultural case studies. An anthropological approach to gender will allow us to explore topics such as third genders, sex work, walking marriage, toxic masculinity, and the question of matriarchal societies. We will examine what social theorists and anthropologists have contributed to the study of gender and evolution; gender and bodies;kinship and relationships; gendered labor and political economic systems; and representation and identity. Throughout this course, we will answer, How does gender influence how we perceive and participate in our world?