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ANSO 327: Gender and Power in Latin America

Term: Spring Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: Archaeology Elective, Gender and Sexuality Studies Elective, Latin American Studies Elective

This course looks at the construction of sex and gender in Latin American societies, both past and present, exploring anthropological approaches to the study of social identities, gender relations, and the complex negotiation of power that they entail. We will examine anthropological, ethnohistoric, and archaeological evidence to understand gender roles and ideologies and con-sider how sex and gender intersect with ethnicity and social class in a range of prehispanic, colonial, and postcolonial societies.

Prerequisites: Introductory Anthropology Introduction to Latin American Studies Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies Gender and Society, or permission of the instructor