ANTH-4220 : Culture & Reproduction

Anthropology | College of Arts and Sciences | UG

  • LSAP Goal 2 Response to the Cry of the Poor
  • LSAP Goal 7 Community Resilience and Empowerment
  • 3 Good Health and Well Being
  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

About this Course

This course examines the ways in which diverse cultures represent, customize, conceptualize and organize biological reproduction. How is reproductive activity related to other cultural institutions such as the family, religion and law? Which forms of reproductive activity are culturally sanctioned and which forms are punished? What is the relationship between reproduction and other legitimating cultural activities? The course also explores variations on the concept of reproduction at the macro level and with regard to cultural change and development.