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Intergenerational Tyrannies: Gender, Age and Culture (12 points)


Leader: Helen Johnson

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The unit is concerned with the concepts of, and relationships between, gender, ethnicity, and age, and how they shape social status, ideas about women and men, and cultural interactions. By examining the experiences, social positions, and intergenerational confrontations and collaborations of young and older people across a variety of cultures, it explores how age and aging can be experienced in diverse ways in different societies.

Assessment: One interview (2000 words): 20% + one analysis of government policy (2000 words): 20% + one oral presentation and essay (5000 words): 60%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (3 x seminars) per week

Prerequisites: A second-year sequence in Anthropology, Women's Studies, or Comparative Societies.

Prohibitions: COS3460 , WMN3460

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