ERIC Number: ED432967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Anthropology: Discipline Analysis. Women in the Curriculum Series.
This essay examines the ways in which anthropology, as a discipline, currently reflects ongoing scholarship on gender, race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation. It argues that feminist anthropology since the 1970s has become an important subdiscipline, primarily within cultural anthropology, but also with a growing impact on biological (physical) anthropology. The essay goes on to explain that most anthropology departments offer courses on sex roles, gender, or women, and that an increasing number of Ph.D. dissertations are being written on topics within feminist anthropology. It notes that anthropology as a field "rediscovered" women in the 1970s, and that increasingly attention is being given to gender, reproduction and sexuality, colonialism and the state in post-colonial societies, political economy and gender, masculinity, and reexamination of the ways about which women are written. (Contains 42 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, College Curriculum, College Instruction, Doctoral Dissertations, Ethnicity, Females, Feminism, Feminist Criticism, Gender Issues, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Race, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Sexual Identity, Social Class, Social Science Research, Teaching Methods, Theories
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Towson Univ., Baltimore, MD. National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women.