Gender in cross-cultural perspective
This reader introduces learners to the most significant topics in the field of anthropology of gender-drawing not only from classic sources, but also from the most recent, diverse literature on gender roles and ideology around the world. It features high quality introductions to each section of articles, broad geographical coverage, and the most current research available. An extensive range of topics includes the relationship between biology and culture as it pertains to gender issues; gender and prehistory; the cultural construction of gender and sexuality; women and the state; and the impact of development and the global economy on women. For an awareness and understanding of the sociology of women and gender roles.
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Biology Gender and Human Evolution
The Role of Women in Human Evolution
The Cultural Nexus ofAka FatherInfant Bonding
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