ANT 331 : Gender and Culture

In this course we examine the social construction of gendered identities in different times and places. We study culturally specific gendered experiences, ‘roles,’ rights and rebellions around the world, discussing the concepts of gender acquisition, individual and social consequences of gender, and the interrelationships betweengenderandothercategoriesforidentityincludingrace, class, age, ethnicity, occupationandsexuality. We also examine gender ‘at home’, and take a critical approach to understanding gender inequality and gender-based violence, as well as the role of Western expectations about gender in science, in discourses about politics, economics and global exchange, and in the arts and media.