ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Cultural Anthropology
Section: 003 Genders/Signs
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior and above.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Popular media linking sex differences and language rest on common assumptions about gender and about the nature of signs. This course challenges those assumptions by exploring ways people actually communicate in real time. Do male and female-gendered people really use language differently? Does gender determine or emerge from interacting? Do expectations for communication that seem separable from gender (expectations about class, race, age, occupation, etc …) create multiple forms of masculinity or femininity? How? How do these processes differ across societies and groups? In this course, we will read works by social scientists, historians, anthropologists, and linguistic anthropologists, and consider representations in film as well as in popular and therapeutic writing.

Prerequisites: One course in ANTHRCUL or one course in women's studies.

ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Cultural Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: (Meets with Women's Studies 431.008)
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

Books have been ordered at Shaman Drum. 
Cameron book will be the first we read.
ISBN: 0520245857
Vicarious language : gender and linguistic modernity in Japan, Author: Miyako Inoue, Publisher: Univ. of California Press 2006
ISBN: 0226707563
With respect to sex : negotiating hijra identity in South India, Author: Gayatri Reddy., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2005
ISBN: 063122503X
The handbook of language and gender, Publisher: Blackwell 2005
ISBN: 0199550999
The myth of Mars and Venus : do men and women really speak different languages?, Author: Deborah Cameron., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
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