|1||Introduction to the study of family, sexuality and gender||No readings|
|Part I: Concepts and Themes|
|2||Is sex to gender as nature is to culture?||
Fausto-Sterling, Anne. "The Five Sexes." The Sciences (March/April 1993): 20-24.
|3||Cultural acquisition of gender as learned behavior||
Thorne, Barrie. "Children and Gender: Constructions of Difference." In Theoretical Perspectives on Sexual Difference. Edited by Deborah L. Rhode. Yale University Press, 1992, pp. 100-113. ISBN: 9780300052251.
Le, Huynh-Nhu. "Never Leave Your Little One Alone: Raising an Ifaluk Child." In A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies. Edited by Judy S. DeLoache and Alma Gottlieb. Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 199-222. ISBN: 9780521664752.
Diener, Marissa. "A Gift from the Gods: A Balinese Guide to Early Child Rearing." In A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies. Edited by Judy S. DeLoache and Alma Gottlieb. Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 91-116. ISBN: 9780521664752.
|Part II: Family, Sex, and Gender as Social Institutions|
|4||Ascribed status, arranged marriage, inheritance and gendered divisions of labor in pastoral and agrarian societies||
Kandiyoti, Deniz. "Bargaining with Patriarchy." Gender and Society 2, no. 3 (1988): 274-290. (PDF - 4.1MB)
|5||Achieved status, wage labor, and gendered divisions of labor in capitalist societies||
Collier, Jane. "From Mary to Modern Woman." American Ethnologist 13, no. 1 (1986): 100-107.
Beeton, Isabella. Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management. London, 1861. Excerpted from pp. iii, 1-9.
Ehrenreich, Barbara, and Deirdre English. "Introduction: The Romantic Solution." In For Her Own Good: 150 Years of Experts' Advice to Women. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1989, pp. 1-29. ISBN: 9780385126519.
Gender, agency, and virtue
Film: Beauty Academy of Kabul
[MMM] pp. 1-101.
Abu-Lughod, Lila. "The Romance of Resistance." American Ethnologist 17, no. 1 (1990): 41-55.
|7||Social reproduction: Reproducing formal and informal class relations||
Rapp, Rayna. "Family and Class in Contemporary America: Notes Toward an Understanding of Ideology." In Rethinking the Family: Some Feminist Questions. Edited by Barrie Thorne and Marilyn Yalolm. Northeastern, 1992, pp. 25-39. ISBN: 9781555531454.
Nakano Glenn, Evelyn. "From Servitude to Service Work: Historical Continuities in the Racial Division of Paid Reproductive Labor." In Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in US Women's History. Edited by Vicki Ruiz. Routledge, 2007, pp. 436-459. ISBN: 9780415958400.
|8||The racial economy of social reproduction||
Hondagneu-Sotelo, Perrette. "Maid in L.A." and "Tell Me What, But Not How." In Doméstica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadow of Affluence. University of California Press, 2007, pp. 29-60 and 137-170. ISBN: 9780520251717.
Flannigan, Caitlin. "How Serfdom Saved the Women's Movement: Dispatches from the Nanny Wars." The Atlantic Monthly, March 2004.
|9||Household dependencies||[Nuclear] pp. 1-22, 2 of the case studies (chapters 2-5), and pp. 155-181.|
|10||Doing, undoing, redoing the gendered division of labor||
Sullivan, Maureen. "Undoing the Gender Division of Labor." In The Family of Woman: Lesbian Mothers, Their Children, and the Undoing of Gender. University of California Press, 2004, pp. 93-123. ISBN: 9780520239647.
|11||The invention of sexuality-based identities||
Katz, Jonathan Ned. "The Invention of Heterosexuality." Socialist Review 20, no. 1 (1990): 7-33. (PDF)
|Part III: Family and Kinship as Cultural Systems|
|13||De-essentializing the family|| |
Collier, Jane, Michelle Rosaldo, and Sylvia Yanagisako. "Is there a Family? New Anthropological Views." In Rethinking the Family: Some Feminist Questions. Edited by Barrie Thorne and Marilyn Yalolm. Northeastern, 1992, pp. 25-39. ISBN: 9781555531454.
|14||Do Western sexual identities travel?||[Wayward] pp. 1-98.|
|15||Violence and agency||[Wayward] pp. 99-238.|
Tsing, Anna. "Monster Stories: Women Charged with Perinatal Endangerment." In Uncertain Terms: Negotiating Gender in American Culture. Edited by Faye Ginsburg and Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992, pp. 282-299. ISBN: 9780807046135.
Landsman, Gail Landsman. "'Real Motherhood', Class, and Children with Disabilities." In Ideologies and Technologies of Motherhood: Race, Class, Sexuality, Nationalism. Edited by France Winndance Twine and Helena Ragoné. Routledge, 2000, pp. 169-187. ISBN: 9780415921107.
|17||Circulation of children||
Howell, Signe. "Kinning: The Creation of Life Trajectories in Transnational Adoptive Families." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 9 (2003): 465-484.
Leinaweaver, Jessica B. "On Moving Children: The Social Implications of Andean Child Circulation." American Ethnologist 34, no. 1 (2007): 163-180.
|18||Implications of gender and kinship for conception and birth||
Inhorne, Marcia. "Missing Motherhood: Infertility, Technology, and Poverty in Egyptian Women's Lives." Ideologies and Technologies of Motherhood: Race, Class, Sexuality, Nationalism. Edited by France Winndance Twine and Helena Ragoné. Routledge, 2000, pp. 139-168. ISBN: 9780415921107.
Van Hollen, Cecilia. "Invoking Vali: Painful Technologies of Modern Birth in South India." Medical Anthropology Quarterly 17, no. 1 (2003): 49-77.
|19||Implications of gender and kinship for conception and birth and for family planning||
Ginsburg, Faye Ginsburg. "Procreation Stories: Reproduction, Nurturance, and Procreation in Life Narratives of Abortion Activists." American Ethnologist 14 (1987): 623-636.
[MMM] Chapter 3.
|20||Viewing of the film The Pill||No readings|
|21||Nationalism and gendered citizenship||[MMM] Chapter 4.|
[MMM] Chapter 5.
Teman, Elly. "Embodying Surrogate Motherhood: Pregnancy as a Dyadic Body-Project." Body and Society 15, no. 3 (2009): 47-69.
Thompson, Charis. "Strategic Naturalizing: Kinship in an Infertility Clinic." In Relative Values: Reconfiguring Kinship Studies. Edited by Sarah Franklin and Susan McKinnon. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002, pp. 175-202. ISBN: 9780822327967.
Becker, Gay. "Deciding Whether to Tell Children about Donor Insemination: An Unresolved Question in the United States." In Infertility Around the Globe: New Thinking on Childlessness, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies. Edited by Marcia C. Inhorn and Frank van Balen. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002, pp. 119-133. ISBN: 9780520231375.