Gendered Lives: Global IssuesGendered Lives takes a regional approach to examine gender issues from an anthropological perspective with a focus on globalization and intersectionality. Chapters present contributors' ethnographic research, contextualizing their findings within four geographic regions: Latin America, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the Global North.
The Sexuality summary can be downloaded as a PDF file or ePub (ebook). The summary provides more in depth information to supplement the Sexuality teaching exercises and Sexuality in-class activity available on Teaching eHRAF.
Explaining Human Culture: Gender (eHRAF)Categorizing children at birth into the binary categories of female and male is common cross-culturally. But there is also substantial variation across cultures, both in the number of gender categories, and in the tolerance of switching categories.
This module first explores variation in gender concepts, then turns to what we know from cross-cultural research about gender differences in division of labor, political and warrior roles, and the relative status of women and men in society,