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Sex, Gender and Culture

Welcome to Prof. Vaughan's Anthropology M09 Class

Welcome to the Libguide for Anthropology M09. This guide has been created to help you learn about a variety of resources useful for conducting research on the biological and socio-cultural aspects of sexuality and gendered experiences with a focus on gender focused social movements.

  • Finding books and audiovisual materials
  • Finding articles through the databases
  • Citing your sources in MLA format or APA format
  • Evaluating Internet Sources

Before starting your research, make a list of the main concepts you want to learn about and identify the “keywords” to describe these concepts. Think of synonyms and related terms. Use the tabs across the top to determine what kind of materials you are looking for.


"Ethnography, often paraphrased as "participant observation," is a mode of deriving knowledge about particular, local worlds through direct engagement with their peoples and ways of life. As a mode of inquiry, it is primarily associated with the discipline of anthropology, the comparative study of human societies and cultures that took definitive shape as a scholarly field in the early years of the twentieth century." New Dictionary of the History of Ideas.