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 +# Feminist anthropology and kinship, II #
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 +## Feminist anthropology and kinship, II ##
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 +Ryan Schram
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 +ANTH 2654: Forms of Families
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 +17 September 2015
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 +Available at http://​anthro.rschram.org/​2654/​8
 +
 +## Lecture outline ##
 +
 +* Review from last week: Ortner on patriarchy, criticism of Ortner
 +* Three examples of gender inequality: Are they the same?
 +  - Woman/Man: A marked-unmarked opposition.
 +  - In these societies, are women oppressed in a way that is fundamentally similar?
 +  - Do women of these societies have common interests, that is, should they all be working toward challenging male domination?
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 +* Marilyn Strathern: A more ambitious critique of Ortner
 +  - Mount Hagen, PNG: Home of Ongka, and a truck.
 +  - Women are rubbish and selfish, men are successful leaders
 +  - Autonomy and cooperation have to be balanced
 +  - Hagen [[:​personhood|personhood]]:​ The gender dichotomy is a metaphor for the human mind.
 +* The witchcraft meeting in Auhelawa
 +  - Women have a "​tongue of fire"
 +  - Women are "the boss of this place"
 +  - Accusations,​ and a collective admission of responsibility
 +  - The witch is a deviant woman and a matrilineal woman
 +* Forms of power
 +  - Coercion
 +  - Authority
 +  - Persuasion
 +  - "The exemplary center"​
  
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