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Anth, 27 Mar 2002 - nil.enroll(aetheric_username, quantum_class_id)
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Anth, 27 Mar 2002
still coughing (worrisome)

Mon finish gender, start childhood, do not read articles on childrearing (read CP), Exam III Wed

more on Gender Rituals


  • inforce (warrior) male dominance

  • provide instruction for adult roles

  • establish links between youth and elders

  • weeding out process , ideal male

  • establish peer links

failure consequences:

  • feast wasted

  • mother (or surrogate) punished for raising her)

  • family cattle holdigns stampeded from pen


  • celebration of male: reaffirming status of male

  • donating money to start his life

  • coming of age
  • peer links
  • distance from parents
  • gender differentiation


  • (Aboriginees)
  • secondary or tertiarty coming-of age rite
  • (20 years span)
  • penis is split and sand or ash is added to cut, causing recogniziable scarring

Roles and Activitites of Males and Females:

  • old theory: based on biology:
    • strength
    • child birth
    • child care

  • division of labour data from table CP p 105

  • photo: Haiti water run, headtotting

  • women can headtote upto 70 % (spending ?% more energy)

  • man with a pack can carry upto 40 % body weight (spending 35% more energy)

  • men seems unable to headtote (center of gravity)

  • photo: mayan woman totting firewood 50+ lbs

  • chart: 1995 study: Occupations with the smallest participation of women (USA)

  • Russia: after WWII 70% of all construction was by women

  • over 50% Russian truck drivers female

  • chart: ( 1995 )women dominated jobs (USA)

  • if not biology?:

    • subsistence modes:
      • (Washo Indians: hunt and gather together)
      • (Hamar: herding community, men own herds)

    • ties to home:
      • Islamist purdah

      • housing,seclusion
      • clothing

      • image: burka? body scarf
      • de-emphasizing physical appearance
      • similarity to habit/wimple
      • safety

      • excerpts from 1950s N. American Home Economics
      • textbooks

    • control of key resources

    • trade of exchange

    • gender preferences

    • religious traditions

Tuareg (N. Africa):

  • expectation of male modesty

  • men wear head coverings, women do not

ho: essay questions for Exam III (Wed)

Current Mood: blah blah
Current Music: outtakes for "the Osbournes"

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From: (Anonymous) Date: March 29th, 2002 05:02 am (UTC) (Link)

1950's N. American Home Ec Textbooks

Would you believe I saw those same textbooks when I was getting my degree in the 70's? They are classics.

Did you have to watch the Univ of Iowa film on how to become one of these people? It's even been discussed on MST3K.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 29th, 2002 05:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: 1950's N. American Home Ec Textbooks

oops, forgot to sign last Anon post. sorry about that, Adric.

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