ANTH100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Margaret Mead, Industrial Revolution, Upper Class

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Identity and gender: sex is the biological differences between men and women, gender is the cultural construction made based on these biological differences. Euro-american binary sex system: the distinction between the two sexes, in a binary manner, has shifted recently. Gender: a way to see that gender is socially constructed is, 1. The way that ideas about gender and sex has transformed over time: 2. Differences in the same society and how they identify gender and gender roles: 3. Cross cultural differences; look at the roles and responsibilities in different cultures. Intra-cultural variation: things like class, race, religion, sexuality etc. will determine the status of women within a society. Anne fausto-sterling: the 5 sexes: while male and female are not enough (1933, 5 distinguish human sexes. 12-gender-sex-and-sexuality: male, female, hermaphrodite, male pseudo-hermaphrodites, female pseudo-hermaphrodites, the culture will try its best to make sure that the individual fits within the ideas that are present about sex.

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