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Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective, 6th Edition

By Caroline B. Brettell, Carolyn F. Sargent

Published by Routledge

Published Date: Jul 25, 2012

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Introduces students to the most significant topics in anthropology of gender.

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective is a one-volume reader built on classic contributions to gender and anthropology, incorporating recent literature on gender roles and ideology around the world.
It combines theoretically and ethnographically-based essays and is appropriate for undergraduate and beginning graduate students.

Learning Goals
Upon completing this book readers will be able to:
Name the most significant topics in anthropology of gender
Discuss the questions raised by the authors in each section
Understand issues of gender in industrial society and developing societies

Table of Contents

About the Authors  
I. Biology, Gender, and Human Evolution  
II. Gender and Prehistory  
III. Domestic Worlds and Public Worlds  
IV. Equality and Inequality: The Sexual Division of Labor and Gender
V. The Cultural Construction of Gender and Personhood  
VI. Culture, Sexuality, and the Body  
VII. Gender, Property, and the State  
VIII. Gender, Household, and Kinship  
IX. Gender, Ritual, and Religion  
X. Gender, Politics, and Reproduction  
XI. Gender and the Global Economy  


Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective, 6th Edition

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