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ANTH 1220 Lecture 43: Lecture 43

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University of Manitoba
ANTH 1220
Ellen R.Judd

oS82 Shows all the types of people in the world, not just Western white heterosexual men Sex is biological and gender is socially constructed Judith Butler gender is performance Queer theory: Nothing within your identity is fixed Your identity is little more than a pile of social and cultural things which you have previously expressed or which have been said about you There is not really an inner self we come to believe that we have one based on repeatedly talking about it Gender, like other aspects of identity, is a performance, reinforced through repetition o People can therefore change CHAPTER 9 Sex and Gender Sex and Gender: Sex: biological differences between males and females Gender: the roles that people perform and the values and attitudes that people have regarding men and women Gender constructs: colours, gifts, jobs o Ex: pink for girls, blue for boys The Cultural Construction of Gender Identity: Cultural Constructs: models of behaviour and attitudes that a particular culture transmits to its members o Body posture o Clothing and bodily adornment o Crossdressing
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