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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 103
Professor
Rahul Sirohi
Semester
Spring

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Sep 30 Notes 09/30/2013 Gender norms and roles: Widely held cultural beliefs about how people should behave, based on their social gender (eg. What kind  of work is appropriate or “natural” for men and women; “maternal instinct­i.e. woman should want to be  mothers”) People play with and upend these expectations Sometimes there are social (and even life and death) costs to doing so Mothering and Fathering: The family unit varies widely within and across cultures Parenting practices may be more or less shared among biological parents and other caregivers (community  or family based, institutional) Maternal Instinct: Tendency to naturalize t
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