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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 1AA3
Professor
Antonio Sorge
Semester
Winter

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Gender and SubsistenceOften complementaryWomens roles affected by reproductive role childbirth nursing infant care o Not something we had control of in the pastRoles can change as economic political and social factors change o Roles are not static ForagersPeoples whose subsistence pattern is hunting and gathering Population is small usually kinMobilefollow the foodReciprocity people give and give backFood sources include o Game hunting o Fishing o Collecting wild plants fruits nuts and insectsGender In Foraging SocietiesMost display gender equality but relate to source of food o ie InuitDiet based mainly on meat and fishEmphasis on male labour huntingfishing dangerousIncreased male dominance Gender In Foraging SocietiesExample JuhoansiNambia and BotswanaWomen gathered items make up 70 of yearly caloric intakeBoth men and women are recognized for their contribution to subsistence PastoralismSubsistence strategy focusing on
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