For Introduction to Anthropology 2019 there were two readings:
- Muckle and González chapter 12, “Political Organization” (283-304).
- Alexandra Kralick, “What Our Skeletons Say About the Sex Binary.” Sapiens (2018).
We also watched the first half of Masai Women in order to answer the questions of:
- What kinship system do you observe (descent, locality, marriage patterns)?
- What do women say about marriage? What would you expect them to say?
- What do women say about FGM (female circumcision)? Compare with idea of FGM as maladaptive (M&G, 188).
- Video jacket calls this a “completely male dominated society” and that the film presents them “from the view of its women, who are rendered powerless by the confines of their culture.” Do you agree? Are there any powerful women in this society?