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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHRO 106
Professor
Katharine Kirakosian
Semester
Spring

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Ch. 12: The Cultural Construction of Gender & Sexuality 14 April 2014 •  Berdach : a general term for a socially accepted gender role where a person of one  gender (usually male) takes on the dress and activities of the other gender. Best known  from the Great Plains of North America •  Circumcision : cutting off the foreskin of a male’s penis, often part of initiation rites •  Clitoridectom : the removal or cutting of a girl’s clitoris, usually explained as reducing  her sexuality. Euphemistically called “female circumcision” (see also: female genital  mutilation, infibulation) •  Conspicuous consumption  : Thorstein Veblen’s term for practices that are intended to  proclaim the high prestige of the principal through his (usually) profligacy (see also:  footbinding) •  Female genital mutilatio : operations performed on girls and young women, including  Clitoridectomy and infibulation, intended to control their sexuality and sexual activity.  Euphemistically called “female circumcision” •  Footbindin : in Imperial China, upper­class women’s feet were warped into uselessness  to serve as erotic stimuli and signs of their husband’s wealth (see also: conspicuous  consumption) •  Gende : maleness or females and, in many 
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