Gender Studies | Sex & Gender in Cross Cultural Perspectives
G215 | 12322 | Bailey, M

Sex & Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective investigates and compares
different constructions of sex and gender around the world.  The
course asks how cross-cultural variations force us to rethink
assumptions about bodies, sexuality, gendered social roles, and work
and family.  How do people in different cultures come to consider
and express themselves as "men", "women", or something else?  What
are the social forces that constrain them to act and think as
gendered persons?  Most importantly, what are the potential
consequences of not conforming to those norms?  The course will also
consider how global forces such as militarism and religious
fundamentalism influence sex and gender formations.