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    Bridgewater State University
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

ANTH 208 - The Lives of Women

(3 credits)
This course will investigate the relative status of women cross-culturally in a range of non-Western settings, including hunter-gatherer bands, horticultural societies, peasantry, nomadic pastoralists and contemporary industrial societies. Women will be examined as they relate to economic resources, political power and authority, kin and non-kin and in religion, myth and lore. Students will analyze conceptually and through cross-cultural data what is meant by sex roles, how they vary cross-culturally and how they are negotiated and maintained. Offered either semester. (CGCL; CMCL; CSOC)