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Blog: A Beginner's Guide to Anthropology

Welcome to the Anthropology 4U blog, “A Beginner’s Guide to Anthropology!” In these posts, I write about the four fields of Anthropology for a general audience. And, I try to make the content easy to understand. So if you don’t know anything about Anthropology and you want to learn, keep reading! You can view the posts by category using the options below, and you can also view posts by tag. I hope you enjoy reading my posts and they teach you a lot about Anthropology. If you have comments or suggestions for future posts, please contact me. I’d love to hear from you! Hope you have a great day!

Gender and clothing. Sleeves of several men's shirts
Cultural Anthropology

Gender and Clothing: Gendered Divisions in Life

In a previous post, I talked about gendered space, which is when physical space is divided by gender. There are some spaces meant for men and other spaces meant for women. But other aspects of life can be divided by

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Set of tools
Cultural Anthropology

Anthropological Concepts: Gendered Space

In many places of the world, space is divided by gender. This is called gendered space. This basically means that there are spaces the culture has said are meant for men and spaces meant for women.   Let’s think about a few

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Glass tubes in the colors of the rainbow
Cultural Anthropology

Anthropological Concepts: Multiple Gender Identities

In a previous blog post, you learned about gender and culture. This post will talk more about cultural ideas of gender, specifically multiple gender identities. When you think about yourself, do you feel like a male or a female? That’s gender

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Indigenous people wearing traditional clothing
Cultural Anthropology

Anthropological Concepts: Gender & Culture

In the last blog post, I talked about the 4 characteristics of gender. Gender is learned and collaborative, something we do, and involves asymmetry. Some people think that gender is also permanent, meaning whatever gender you are, you are that for

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Woman and a bay holding lemons
Cultural Anthropology

Anthropological Concepts: Characteristics of Gender

The last blog post talked about the difference between the terms “sex” and “gender” in Anthropology. Sex has to do with biology and involves chromosomes and the functioning of our bodies. In contrast, gender has to do with culture and is the

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Male and female silhouettes
Cultural Anthropology

Anthropological Concepts: Sex & Gender

Anthropology studies the topic of Gender. But, what is Gender? Isn’t that just if you are a male or a female? Well, yes and no.   First, there is a difference between the terms “sex” and “gender.” Sex is biological and has

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Want to Learn More About Anthropology?

Do you like this blog? Do you want to learn even more about Anthropology? Check out the Resources section of this website! On the Anthropology Links page, you can view a list of links to websites that are related to Anthropology. On the Recommended Reading page, you can see some of the introductory Anthropology books that I recommend reading. On the Anthropology Articles page, you can read some interesting online articles about topics in Anthropology. And, on the Anthropology 4U videos page, you can view my YouTube videos, all without having to leave this website! Finally, on the SlideShare Presentations page, you can view my SlideShare presentations, also without leaving my website. Don’t know what SlideShare is? Check it out here.