Gender and Anthropology

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Gender and Anthropology

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University of Maryland

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Utilizing ethnographic work from across the world, students will examine gender constructs across several cultures. The primary focus will be the role of women as gendered actors and participants in their day-to-day lives. Students will develop understandings of gender as distinct from the biological categories of sex, and to gain a working knowledge of variability and similarity in gender across cultural systems.

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