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SOAN0304

Gender, Culture, and Power

Gender, Culture, and Power
This course offers a cross-cultural introduction to the issues involved in the study of women and gender. Such an endeavor raises a number of difficult and delicate issues. What explains the diversities and similarities in women's roles across societies? How do we assess women's status and power, and how do we decide which standards to use in doing so? What forces create changes in women's roles? What is the relationship between gender constructions and the nature of communities, economies, and even nations? Our analysis will concentrate on three primary domains: family and kinship, symbolic systems, and political economy. Course readings will focus primarily on non-Western societies. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Anthropology)/
Subject:
Sociology/Anthropology
Department:
Sociology/Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP SOC
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS0304
WAGS0304

Sections

Spring 2014

SOAN0304A-S14 Lecture (Oxfeld)
SOAN0304B-S14 Lecture (Oxfeld)

Fall 2012

SOAN0304A-F12 Lecture (Bright)

Fall 2011

SOAN0304A-F11 Lecture (Oxfeld)

Fall 2010

SOAN0304A-F10 Lecture (Oxfeld)
SOAN0304B-F10 Lecture (Oxfeld)

Spring 2010

SOAN0304A-S10 Lecture (Oxfeld)
SOAN0304B-S10 Lecture (Oxfeld)

Spring 2009

SOAN0304A-S09 Lecture (Oxfeld)

Spring 2008

SOAN0304A-S08 Lecture (Oxfeld)
SOAN0304B-S08 Lecture (Oxfeld)

Fall 2004

SOAN0304A-F04 Lecture (Oxfeld)
SOAN0304B-F04 Lecture (Oxfeld)