ANT 333 Woman, Body, Culture

An examination of connections between culture and how women understand and experience the body, with particular attention to issues of reproduction, beauty and sexuality. For instance, by exploring the intersections between beauty, body size and culture, students gain insight into how women's identities are positively and problematically influenced by these factors. Other topics include varied cultural constructions of the breast, racialized constructions of sexuality, violence directed toward the female body and differential experiences of pregnancy and menopause.