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Explores the role gender plays across diverse sites in South and Central Americas, as well as the Caribbean. Social movements, division of labor, sexualities, power struggles and violence are among areas examined from feminist, ethnographic and comparative perspectives. Emphasis on gender’s intersections with ethnic, national, linguistic, class and geographical diversity demands students’ strong grasp of empirical information about the region. (Also listed as Anthropology 238). May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).