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ANTH 338 - Gender and Anthropology

  • 3 credits
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This course introduces anthropological approaches to gender. It combines theoretical perspectives and ethnographically essays in order to examine gender roles and ideologies around the world. We will address the most significant topics in the field of the anthropology of gender such as the study of men and women in prehistory, the relationship between biology and culture, the cultural construction of masculinity, femineity, sexuality, non-binary gender, personhood and the body. We will also examine the variations in the sexual decision of labor and economic organization, women’s involvement in ritual and religion, the impact of the state and the global economy on gender relations and gender identities among others. Our tools for this exploration will be ethnographies, videos, films and articles.  


ANTH 100 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology) or ANTH 200 (Cultures and the Global System)

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Please have all textbooks in-hand at the beginning of the course.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information. Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.