WGS.172[J] For Love and Money: Rethinking the Family


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Cross-cultural case studies introduce students to the anthropological study of the social institutions and symbolic meanings of family, gender, and sexuality. Investigates the different forms families and households take and considers their social, emotional, and economic dynamics. Analyzes how various expectations for, and experiences of, family life are rooted in or challenged by particular conceptions of gender and sexuality. Addresses questions surrounding what it means to be a "man" or a "woman," as well as a family member, in different social contexts.

This class has no prerequisites.

WGS.172[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by H. Paxson.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

In the Fall 2011 Subject Evaluations, WGS.172[J] was rated 6.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Rethinking the Family, Sex, and Gender site.

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