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Human Sexuality and Culture: Week 2-3

by: Cheyenne Slack

Human Sexuality and Culture: Week 2-3 ANT2301

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These notes give a summary of the assigned readings from weeks 2-3. Includes Bonobo's, The Sterk Article, and Circumcision.
Human Sexuality and Culture
Dr. Young
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Anthropology, Science, sexuality, Culture
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Date Created: 09/09/16
Bonobo Sex and Society: ● Women are discovered to have a great role in the development of society. ● Partners have sex with both sexes, these animals like to have sex regularly. ● Bonobos, unlike other monkeys, have female superiority. ● Don’t hunt monkeys, eat fruit. ● Seem undeveloped, but have a higher temperamental and feel, play.  ● Females are lead figures, males follow mothers even in adulthood.  ● Women feed first. Circumcision: ●  Might have stemmed from concerns for penile hygiene amongst civilisations  lacking clean running water in the desert ●  Removing the prepuce could prevent urinary infections and sexually transmitted  diseases, as well as penile and cervical cancer. Medics opposing the surgery maintained  that male circumcision might provoke genital insensitivity, affect sexual performance and have emotional impact ● Called body mutilation ● May prevent infections and disease, false pretense on  not using condoms ● Japan has traditional values that women should do housework while men work ● Most oppose removal of foreskin, it's largely cosmetic. ● Those who support think it's a valid procedure protecting against infection ● Circumcision builds confidence by making penis “prettier”and “bigger” looking. ● Circumcised men are said to be better in bed, pressure on penis size and look Sterk: ● Comes across different themes, 6 ethnography themes  ● Discussing questions asked and the answers, as well as what common people  believe about them ● Talking about how she went about developing relationships  ● Discussed why the women were in the field ● Stayed with a central theme ● Talked statistics ● Summarized  ● Talked about leaving and the impacts made on her and the women of the field ● She asked questions that lead themselves


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