Cultural Relevance Of Gender In Literature

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AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON GENDER AND ITS’ CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE ACCORDING TO ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES
INTRODUCTION
This bibliography aims to investigate the cultural significance of gender in anthropological terms, the definition of gender itself and the notion that gender plays a pivotal role in societal roles and norms.

Rosman, Abraham, Paula G. Rubel, and Maxine Weisgrau. 2009. “Gender and Age” In The tapestry of culture: An introduction to cultural anthropology,141-160. Rowman Altamira.
In Chapter 7, the writers look at age and gender as the basic forms of distinction for social roles in society. I will be focussing on gender for the purpose of this bibliography. It was noted that a difference between gender and sex exists; sex being the physical and anatomical differences between male and female, while gender being the culture-specific ways in which different roles are associated and constructed around these differences. They stated that categories created by age and sex do not simply rely upon biological differences, but are also defined by cultural rules and norms. Since the 1970s, the feminist movement has made huge progress causing anthropologists to start to examine and analyse the female roles and their point of view in society. The cultural idea of gender has different connotations in different societies. Many societies are very accepting of men or woman who choose to live as the opposite gender, whereas many societies do not accept these forms of gender as

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