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ANTH 212 (Gender, Sex, and Culture) Course Guide: Finding Books

This guide is intended for students registered in ANTH 212 taught by Larry van der Est.

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Why use books?

Why use books for research? 

Books can be great sources for your research. They: 

  • Provide broad overviews of a topic 

  • Put your topic in context with other issues

  • Discuss big ideas or issues

Reading from books can make it easier for you to understand academic articles on the topic. 

Do I need to read a whole book? 

No, not usually. Just read what is useful to your research. You can start by reading the introduction of a book and any relevant chapters.

Books

Manners and Mischief: Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan

Becoming Women: The Embodied Self in Image Culture

Handbook on Body Image: Gender Differences, Sociocultural Influences and Health Implications

Sexual Diversity in Africa

Kinship and Gender

Sex, Power, and Slavery

Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Recreating Japanese Men

Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Dividing the Domestic: Men, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective

Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Wives, Husbands, and Lovers: Marriage and Sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Urban China

Subject searching

All library books have subjects assigned to them. Subjects are a bit like hashtags in that they group books on the same topic together. Once you've found one book on a topic, click on a subject to find more on that topic.