Week 3: Discussion

1) Week 3: Discussion (assignment # 1) 

  • Describe (and compare and contrast) the gender or sexual division of labor of two different cultures that have two different modes of subsistence (from the four modes of subsistence described in this week’s reading; foraging, pastoralism, horticulture, or agriculture).
  • How do your chosen examples of two different cultures show that subsistence systems are linked to cultural expectations about gender roles?
  • Engage in a discussion, with another class member, regarding how each of you has seen or experienced gender or sexual division of labor in your personal and/or professional lives.