Pick one of the concepts covered in this class (from the lists given at the top
Pick one of the concepts covered in this class (from the lists given at the top of each lecture). For your final assignment, you must select TWO concepts discussed in the course of the semester (examples: care, kinship substance, transgender, companionate family etc.— choose from the lists given at the top of each lecture). I picked Unit 4: Kinship + Family and Unit 6: Work of Care Unit 4: Kinship + Family ONLINE LECTURE: KINSHIP/FAMILY + all associated materials {mandatory for all} Gayle Rubin, “The Traffic in women: notes on the 'political economy' of sex” in R. Reiter ed., Toward an Anthropology of Women (1975). Andrea Wright. 2020. “Making Kin from Gold: Dowry, Gender, and Indian Labor Migration to the Gulf.” CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 35 (3): pp. 435–461 Collier, Rosaldo, Yanagisako, "Is There a Family? New Anthropological Views," in The Gender/Sexuality Reader Ammara Maqsood. 2021. “Love as understanding: Marriage, aspiration, and the joint family in middle-class Pakistan.” American Ethnologist 48 (1): 93–104. Helena Ragoné, "Chasing the blood tie," in The Gender/Sexuality Reader Amrita Pande, “Disposable Mothers and Kin Labor” in Wombs in labor: transnational commercial surrogacy in India. New York: Columbia University Press, 264-302 . Unit 6: Work of Care Melissa Dabakis, "Gendered Labor: Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter and the Discourses of Wartime Womanhood." In Barbara Melosh, ed.,Gender and American History Since 1890. London: Routledge, 1993. FILM: Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (streaming links given below) Anne Allison, "Japanese Mothers and Obentōs: The Lunch-Box as Ideological State Apparatus," In Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 2000. pp. 81-10 Nancy Scheper-Hughes, “Lifeboat Ethics: Mother Love and Child Death in Northeast Brazil," in The Gender/Sexuality Reader Eve Vincent. 2021. Look After Them? Gender, Care and Welfare Reform in Aboriginal Australia, Ethnos: DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2021.1992470 Letizia Bonanno. 2021. “The Work of Pharmaceuticals in Austerity-Burdened Athens. Modes and Practices of Care in Times of Crisis.” Ethnos DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2021.2013282 Sarah Besky. 2014. “Plantation” in The Darjeeling Distinction: Labor and Justice on Fair Trade Tea Plantations in India. Berkeley: University of California Press Ghannam, Farha. 2018. “Teaching him to care: Labor and the making of working class men in urban Egypt.” In Marcia Inhorn and Nafissa Naguib eds. Reconceiving Muslim Men: Love and Marriage, Family and Care in Precarious Times. New York: Berghahn: pp.129-14 Your first objective is to define these, using assigned articles from ANY of the class’ units to arrive at a suitable explanation of what they mean (~250 words PER CONCEPT, approx. 500 words total) Next, identify and discuss one example of EACH of your selected concepts from current news, advertising, or popular culture (movies, songs etc.) to illustrate how these ideas continue to affect or help us understand the study of women, gender, sexuality. (~500 words PER EXAMPLE, approx. 1000 words total) That makes for a paper that’s about 1500 words or 6 pages in length. Double spaced, 1” margins, MLA/APA or whatever style guide you’re familiar with, YES a proper bibliography is always required.

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