Readings

[W] = Buy at Amazon Walley, Christine J. Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago . University of Chicago Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780226871806. [Preview with Google Books ]

[P] = Buy at Amazon Park, Lisa Sun-Hee. Consuming Citizenship: Children of Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurs . Stanford University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780804752480.

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction to the study of family, gender and sexuality No readings assigned
Part I: Family And Gender As Social-Economic Institutions
2 Gender acquisition: Learning (and unlearning) the "facts of life"

Buy at Amazon Diener, Marissa. "Gift from the Gods: A Balinese Guide to Early Child Rearing." Chapter 4 in A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies . Edited by Judy DeLoache and Alma Gottlieb. Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780521664752. [Preview with Google Books ]

Buy at Amazon Le, Huynh-Nhu. "Never Leave Your Little One Alone: Raising an Ifaluk Child." Chapter 8 in A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies . Edited by Judy DeLoache and Alma Gottlieb. Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780521664752. [Preview with Google Books ]

Buy at Amazon Thorne, Barrie. "Children and Gender: Constructions of Difference." In Theoretical Perspectives on Sexual Difference . Edited by Deborah L. Rhode. Yale University Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780300052251.

3 Arranged marriage, ascribed status, inheritance and gendered divisions of labor in pastoral and agrarian societies

Buy at Amazon Abu-Lughod, Lila. "Preface." In Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories . University of California Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780520083042.

Buy at Amazon ———. Patrilineality." Chapter 1 in Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories . University of California Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780520083042. [Preview with Google Books ]

Friedl, Ernestine. " The Position of Women: Appearance and Reality ." Anthropological Quarterly 40, no. 3 (1967): 97–108.

4 Gender, agency, and virtue

Kandiyoti, Deniz. " Bargaining with Patriarchy ." Gender & Society 2, no. 3 (1988): 274–90.

Buy at Amazon Paxson, Heather. "Family Planning, Human Nature, and the Ethical Subject of Sex in Urban Greece." In Sex in Development: Science, Sexuality, and Morality in Global Perspective . Edited by Vincanne Adams and Stacy Leigh Pigg. Duke University Press Books, 2005. ISBN: 9780822334910. [Preview with Google Books ]

5 Chosen marriage, achieved status, and gendered divisions of labor in wage labor societies

Chua, Amy. " Why Chinese Mothers are Superior ," Wall Street Journal , January 8, 2011.

Collier, Jane F. " From Mary to Modern Woman: The Material Basis of Marianismo and Its Transformation in a Spanish Village ." American Ethnologist 13, no. 1 (1986): 100–107.

Kolbert, Elizabeth. " America's Top Parent: What's Behind the 'Tiger Mother' Craze? " The New Yorker , January 31, 2011.

6

Social reproduction: Reproducing formal and informal class relations

Grose, Jessica. " Why Do I Think My Salary Pays for Child Care? ," New York Times , April 16, 2013.

" How Many Households are Like Yours? ," New York Times , June 17, 2011.

Buy at Amazon Rapp, Rayna. "Family and Class in Contemporary America: Notes Toward an Understanding of Ideology." Chapter 10 in Rethinking the Family: Some Feminist Questions . Edited by Barrie Thorne with Marilyn Yalom. Northeastern, 1992. ISBN: 9781555531454.

7 The racial and gendered economy of social reproduction

Buy at Amazon Glenn, Evelyn Nakano. "From Servitude to Service Work: Historical Continuities in the Racial Division of Paid Reproductive Labor." Chapter 26 in Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in U.S. Women's History . 4th edition. Edited by Vicki L. Ruiz with Ellen Carol DuBois. Routledge, 2007. ISBN: 9780415958417.

Lane, Carrie M. " Man Enough to Let My Wife Support Me: How Changing Models of Career and Gender are Reshaping the Experience of Unemployment ." American Ethnologist 36, no. 4 (2009): 681–92.

Miller, Claire Cain. " Millennial Men Aren't the Dads They Thought They Would Be ," New York Times , July 30, 2015.

8 Family, class and social mobility in the U.S. (1)

[W] "Introduction."

[W] Chapter 1: A World of Iron and Steel: A Family Album.

[W] Chapter 2: It All Came Tumbling Down: My Father and the Demise of Chicago's Steel Industry.

9 Family, class and social mobility in the U.S. (2)

[W] Chapter 3: Places Beyond.

[W] "Conclusion: From the Grave to the Cradle."

10 Immigration, dislocation and legal limbo

[P] Chapter 1: Consumptive Citizenship.

[P] Chapter 2: Minding the Family Store.

[P] Chapter 3: Searching for a "Normal Family."

11 Consumption and social citizenship

[P] Chapter 4: The Business in Children's Lives.

[P] Chapter 5: The American Narrative of Asian Immigration.

[P] Chapter 6: Consumption Fantasies of Upward Mobility.

[P] Chapter 7: Consumption, Democracy, and the Good Immigrant.

12 Rethinking the meaning(s) of love

Coe, Cati. " What is Love? The Materiality of Care in Ghanaian Transnational Families ." International Migration 49, no. 6 (2011): 7–24.

Kwon, June Hee. " The Work of Waiting: Love and Money in Korean Chinese Transnational Migration ." Cultural Anthropology 30, no. 3 (2015): 477–500.

13 Searching for a happily ever after? Buy at Amazon Constable, Nicole, ed. "A Tale of Two Marriages: International Matchmaking and Gendered Mobility." Chapter 9 in Cross-Border Marriages: Gender and Mobility in Transnational Asia . University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780812218916.
Part II: Sex, Sexuality, Reproduction And Kinship
14 Marriage and heteronormativity

Bowe, John. " Gay Donor or Gay Dad? ," New York Times , November 19, 2006.

Buy at Amazon Davis, Maxine. "The Importance of Sexual Harmony." Chapter 2 in The Sexual Responsibility of Women . William Heinemann Medical Books, 1957. ISBN: 9780434179022.

Hugh Hefner's inaugural editorial statement. Playboy , December 1953.

Katz, Jonathan Ned. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader. "The Invention of Heterosexuality." (PDF) Socialist Review 20, no. 1 (1990): 7–33.

Buy at Amazon Rich, Adrienne. "Compulsory Heterosexuality and the Lesbian Continuum." In Women-Sex and Sexuality . Edited by Catharine R. Stimpson and Ethel Spector Person. University of Chicago Press, 1980. ISBN: 9780226774763.

15 The history and role of birth control

Buy at Amazon Gordon, Linda. "Voluntary Motherhood: The Beginnings of the Birth-Control Movement." Chapter 5 in Woman's Body, Woman's Right: Birth Control in America . Penguin Books, 1990. ISBN: 9780140131277.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Social Purity and Eugenics." Chapter 6 in Woman's Body, Woman's Right: Birth Control in America . Penguin Books, 1990. ISBN: 9780140131277.

Buy at Amazon Roberts, Dorothy. "The Dark Side of Birth Control." Chapter 2 in Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty . Vintage, 1998. ISBN: 9780679758693.

16 Is "the family" a cultural universal?

Buy at Amazon Collier, Jane, Michelle Rosaldo, et al. "Is There a Family? New Anthropological Views." Chapter 2 in Rethinking the Family: Some Feminist Questions . Edited by Barrie Thorne with Marilyn Yalom. Northeastern, 1992. ISBN: 9781555531454.

Buy at Amazon Hart, C.W.M., Arnold R. Pilling, et al. "Tiwi Marriage." Chapter 1 in The Tiwi of North Australia . 3rd edition. Cengage Learning, 1987. ISBN: 9780030120190.

Kleinfield, N. R. " Baby Makes Four, and Complications ," New York Times , June 19, 2011.

Justice Kennedy's majority opinion on marriage equality (read prologue + pp. 1–22):

This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader. Obergefell et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al., No. 14–556. (PDF) Argued April 28, 2015 – Decided June 26, 2015.

17 De-essentializing motherhood

Buy at Amazon Landsman, Gail. "Real Motherhood,' Class, and Children with Disabilities." Chapter 6 in Ideologies and Technologies of Motherhood: Race, Class, Sexuality, Nationalism . Edited by France Winndance Twine and Helena Ragoné. Routledge, 2000. ISBN: 9780415921107.

Pelka, Suzanne. " Observing Multiple Mothering: A Case Study of Childrearing in a U.S. Lesbian-Led Family ." Ethos 38, no. 4 (2010): 422–40.

Buy at Amazon Scheper-Hughes, Nancy. "Lifeboat Ethics: Mother Love and Child Death in Northeast Brazil." Chapter 5 in The Gender / Sexuality Reader: Culture, History, Political Economy . Edited by Roger N. Lancaster and Micaela di Leonardo. Routledge, 1997. ISBN: 9780415910057. [Preview with Google Books ]

18 Not all happily ever after: Anger, violence & harm

Read two of the following

Snell-Rood, Claire. " Marital Distress and the Failure to Eat: The Expressive Dimensions of Feeding, Eating, and Self-care in Urban South Asia ." Medical Anthropology Quarterly 29, no. 3 (2015): 316–33.

Van Vleet, Krista E. " The Intimacies of Power: Rethinking Violence and Affinity in the Bolivian Andes ." American Ethnologist 29, no. 3 (2002): 567–601.

Wardlow, Holly. " Anger, Economy, and Female Agency: Problematizing 'Prostitution' and 'Sex Work' among the Huli of Papua New Guinea ." Signs 29, no. 4 (2004): 1017–40.

19 Making families, making citizens

Kanaaneh, Rhoda A. "Conceiving Difference: Birthing the Palestinian Nation in the Galilee." Critical Public Health 7, no. 3–4 (1997): 64–79.

Kim, Eleana. " Our Adoptee, Our Alien: Transnational Adoptees as Specters of Foreignness and Family in South Korea ." Anthropological Quarterly 80, no. 2 (2007): 497–531.

20 The problem of childlessness, the problem of 'familylessness'

Collard, Chantal, and Shireen Kashmeri. " Embryo Adoption: Emergent Forms of Siblingship among Snowflakes ® Families ." American Ethnologist 38, no. 2 (2011): 307–22.

Buy at Amazon Inhorn, Marcia. "Missing Motherhood: Infertility, Technology, and Poverty in Egyptian Women's Lives." Chapter 5 in Ideologies and Technologies of Motherhood: Race, Class, Sexuality, Nationalism . Edited by France Winndance Twine and Helena Ragoné. Routledge, 2000. ISBN: 9780415921107.

Paxson, Heather. " Reproduction as Spiritual Kin Work: Orthodoxy, IVF, and the Moral Economy of Motherhood in Greece ." Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 30, no. 4 (2007): 481–505.

21 Infertility, secrecy and silence

Allison, Jill. " Conceiving Silence: Infertility as Discursive Contradiction in Ireland ." Medical Anthropology Quarterly 25, no. 1 (2011): 1–21.

Buy at Amazon Becker, Gay. "Deciding Whether to Tell Children about Donor Insemination: An Unresolved Question in the United States." Chapter 6 in Infertility around the Globe: New Thinking on Childlessness, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies . Edited by Marcia C. Inhorn and Frank van Balen. University of California Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780520231375. [Preview with Google Books ]

22 The labor of reproduction: Surrogacy

Pande, Amrita. " Commercial Surrogacy in India: Manufacturing a Perfect Mother-Worker ." Signs 35, no. 4 (2010): 969–92.

Teman, Elly. " Embodying Surrogate Motherhood: Pregnancy as a Dyadic Body-project ." Body and Society 15, no. 3 (2009): 47–69.

23 Reproductive rights, redux

Ginsburg, Faye. " Procreation Stories: Reproduction, Nurturance, and Procreation in Life Narratives of Abortion Activists ." American Ethnologist 14, no. 4 (1987): 623–36.

The Editorial Board. " The Reproductive Rights Rollback of 2015 ," New York Times , December 19, 2015.

Society for Medical Anthropology Council on Anthropology Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR) Policy Statement. " The Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR) Opposes Legislation that Creates Barriers to Safe Abortion Care ." Medical Anthropology Quarterly 30, no. 1 (2015).

24 Where to go next: "Having it all," or reframing the question?

Miller, Claire Cain, and David Streitfeld. " Big Leaps for Parental Leave, if Workers Actually Take It ," New York Times , September 1, 2015.

Moravcsik, Andrew. " Why I Put My Wife's Career First ." The Atlantic , October 2015.

Pedulla, David S., and Sarah Thébaud. " Can We Finish the Revolution? Gender, Work-Family Ideals, and Institutional Constraint ." American Sociological Review 80, no. 1 (2015): 116–39.

Slaughter, Anne-Marie. " Why Women Still Can't Have It All ." The Atlantic , July / August 2012.

25 Student presentations No readings assigned
26 Student presentations (cont.) No readings assigned