Week 3 (September 04-09) - Sex Roles
Week 3 (September 04-09) - Sex Roles ANT3302
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Date Created: 09/11/16
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Anthropology of Masculinity: How it’s done Traditional roles for women employed by an NFL teamCheerleading Non-traditional roleCoach or actually play Anthropology of Masculinity: Division of Labor Best practices: treat division of labor as fluid, subject to varying constructions of gender, practical concerns, degrees of informality, and situational change. An Agta woman hunts o Philippines o Only when supplies are low o Machetes and dogs to hunt wild pigs Anthropology of Masculinity: Fathering Men are not “supposed” to take on parenting roles o Avoid being affectionate o Nahua fathers break the stereotype Anthropology of Masculinity: Homosociality Men-only environments Anthropology of Masculinity: Potential Pitfalls Sex, Gender Roles and Biology Early Anthropology: Dubious Beginnings Differences between civilizations and small scale societies. Anthropometry o Hard science to prove these distinctions Charles Darwin Lewis Henry Morgan o Social Evolutionism (1877): the idea that culture develops in a uniform, progressive manner. Progression of a society coincides with technological development o Progress according to Social Evolutionism Savages: hunting & gathering, pottery, low technology Barbarians: domestication of plants & animals, metalworking Civilizations: states societies, writing, monumental architecture o Promiscuitymatrilinealitymonogamous patrilineality E.E. Evans-Pritchard o Functionalism: theory that societies are analogous to organisms, such that each component has evolved to serve a purpose. When all components perform properly, a society will be sustained in equilibrium. o Men as breadwinners, involved in public society, authority. Interrogating the Suppositions
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