Chapter 7 - Gender and Sexuality


You should learn...

  1. to distinguish between sex and gender.
  2. to delineate factors impacting gender roles across cultures.
  3. to discuss cross-culturally ideas about sex and gender.
  4. to be able to compare human sexual behavior across cultures.


Key Terms and Concepts

gender                        sex                    sexual dimorphism

mahu                          berdache            hijra

sexual orientation        heterosexulatiy    homosexuality


Some Important People and Societies (some of these are from beyond Lenkeit)

Margaret Mead                Samoa            Arapesh            Wapo

Mundugumor                    Mbuti            Derek Freeman    Yanomamo

Modern America (imaging)



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