1. Sex is the biological aspect of being female, male, or other. Usually sex is assigned at birth based on external genitalia. For example, when a baby is born as a male, then it is a male. Gender is the sociocultural construct of masculine and feminine roles and the qualities assigned to these roles. For example, gender role is the tasks and behaviors assigned by a culture to each sex. 2. Sexual dimorphism refers to the biological differences between males and females. Some examples of this include difference in morphology, size, and behavior. 3. Sexual attractiveness varies across cultures. Kissing for example, it is a behavior popular in the Western societies, where televisions and media show that it is ideal for erotic sex play. However, in other societies, kissing is considered to be disgusting. Another example is genital stimulation is widespread among groups. Oral stimulations by men and women occur in a number of cultures but not so much in others. 4. For many societies, there are no prohibitions on sexual practices, expect that in most groups’ sex is supposed to take place in private. Variations are found in attitude about allowances and prohibitions. If the culture views sex positively, then it is enjoyed frequently and with fewer prohibitions. If the culture views sex negatively, then it is enjoyed less frequently and with more prohibitions. For example, extramarital sex is fairly common across cultures, and it is ignored by many as long as affairs are carried out with discretion. 5. One example of factors that affect gender roles across culture is kinship. Kinship rules of descent and their associated residence patterns affect gender as it is perceived and constructed by a society. For instance, in a Chinese society, males enjoy higher status than females, who only serve to produce sons. When a Chinese girl marries, she leaves her parents’ household and she become strong only in relationship to how many sons she bears. Another example
November 20, 2013
Cultural Anthropology Fr. Edgar Javier, svd
Activity No.1 – November 6, 2013
1. Define the following terms:
“The word anthropology is derived from the Greek words anthropo, meaning “human beings” or “humankind,” and logia, translated as “knowledge of” or “the study of.”1 Likewise, it is a study which comprises four subfields: the physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology and cultural anthropology or ethnology, which constitutes….
Ashford 6: - Week 5 (Jun 25 - Jul 01)
Assignment Due Date Format Grading Percent
Discussion 1: Ethics in Anthropology Day 3
(1st post) Discussion 4
Discussion 2: Anthropology and Your Future Day 3
(1st post) Discussion 3
Assignment: Final Cultural Research Paper Day 7 Research Paper 25
Note: The online classroom is designed to time students out after 90 minutes of inactivity. Because of this, we strongly suggest that you compose….
Anthropology 1A03 Exam Review
Week 7 Monday October 18-Thursday October 21
“Expressive Culture” (Miller Text Chapter 11)
Expressive Culture October 18:
Expressive Culture is: Behaviour and beliefs related to art, leisure, and play.
- linked to other cultural domains such as:
Exchange: pot latching art and dance, Bodily modification. Decorations, tattoos
Religion: clothing, practices, etc.
What is Art? Art is application of imagination, skill and style to matters movement, and sound….
Instructor: Professor Don Osborn
“Cyber bulling, School Bullying, and Psychological Distress”
Written by: Traci Hughes and Omar Johnson
February 5, 2012
I have read and understand the section in the syllabus (page 6) relating to IWU’s Honesty/Cheating Policy. By affixing this statement to the title page of my homework submission, I am certifying that I have not cheated or plagiarized in the process of completing this assignment. If it is found that cheating and/or….
2. Construct a model of cross-cultural misunderstanding, using the information presented by Lee in this article.
There are many cross-cultural misunderstandings including language barriers, the way people speak and interpret words, as well as actions performed. /ontah experienced these cross-cultural misunderstandings in the remotest corners of the Kalahari Desert, while living by the Bushman. Every year the people would slaughter an ox and feast and dance in celebration….
Cultural anthropologists main job is to study different cultures all over the world and then
to compare the similarities and differences to their own culture or other cultures. This is typically
done by that anthropologist going and living with that cultural group for an extended period of
time so they can learn everything there is to that particular culture. While they are there, they
learn about everything that they can, from….
Cultural Anthropology is a term that is in everyday lives and topics. When one thinks of anthropology they think of the study of old remnants commonly referred to as archaeology. This, however, is not the only form of anthropology. There are four types of anthropology and they are archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. However, Cultural anthropologists are every where and study people of all walks of life. One can find a topic….
"History and People of Papua New Guinea." History and People of Papua New Guinea. InterKnowledge Corp., 11 Mar. 2006. Web. 05 Nov. 2013. <http://www.geographia.com/papua-newguinea/papuahistory.htm>.
Unknown. "Reciprocity (Social and Cultural Anthropology)." Academia.edu. C/o Academia.edu, 11 Apr. 2013. Web. 05 Nov. 2013. <http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/R eciprocity_Social_and_Cultural_Anthropology_>.
Wardrip, Loretta. "A." Definitions of Nthropological Terms. Oregon State, 26 Dec….
IMPORTANCE OF SEX EDUCATION 1
Importance of Sex Education
Lynda M. Gibbons
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 101
Dr. Eszter Barra-Johnson
March 22, 2010
IMPORTANCE OF SEX EDUCATION 2
This paper explores the benefits sex education for the teenagers of the United States. It shows cause and statistics for and against the issue of further education in the fight to prevent teenage pregnancy. It is a growing epidemic that affects our….
Cultural anthropology focuses on patterns of social interactions and behaviors. It defines what is acceptable and not acceptable within a community. It focuses on what is and isn’t important and what is right and wrong. It also gives us and insight on the increased and impactful use of technologies of various sorts. Technology use might differ depending on where you live and the standards they uphold. The tangible tools we own are determined in part by ones social structure. The beliefs, practices….