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Cultural Anthropology

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Quiz 9 :

Sexuality

Quiz 9 :

Sexuality

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According to Jonathan Ned Katz, when was heterosexuality "invented"?
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Human beings have a libido-a degree of sexual and erotic drive-that varies widely. Which term refers to individuals with no erotic interest in others? img
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Mati may engage in sexual relationships with which of these groups?
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Why do contemporary anthropologists study sexuality?
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When discussing sexual behavior, biologist and zoologist Alfred Kinsey is quoted as saying, "The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats." To what would he likely have been referring when he said this?
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In addition to humans, which other mammals engage in sexual activity for fun rather than exclusively for procreation?
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For the Victorians, masturbation was a form of self-abuse and seen as dangerous. Why was this particular sexual activity strongly condemned?
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According to contemporary cultural anthropologists, why do humans in most cultures seem to engage in sexual activity? img
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Which of the following best describes machismo in Nicaragua?
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Under the rules of machismo, the machista is considered what kind of person?
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How did Margaret Mead's work contribute to a greater understanding of human sexuality?
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Why do the "salary men" of white-collar Japan go to hostess bars?
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The stereotype that men have an excessive, sometimes abusive, sex drive is often blamed on testosterone. In light of this, what does physical anthropologist Helen Fisher believe is important to note about this neurochemical?
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Roger Lancaster found that in Nicaragua, men who received anal intercourse were stigmatized while men who penetrated other men during anal intercourse were still considered properly masculine. What does this reveal about the concept of machismo?
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Which of these best describes sexuality?
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Which of the following statements about the mati of Suriname is correct?
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What have geneticists found regarding the genetic code and human sexual orientation?
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The Victorian ideal of sexuality was focused on procreation and discouraged the idea of having sex for pleasure. Having sex "for fun" was considered out of keeping with what aspect of society at that time?
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Mapping the global scope of diverse human sexual beliefs and behaviors, or ethnocartography, offers the chance for a deeper analysis of one's own culture. What else does such work provide?
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The mati in Suriname form intimate spiritual, emotional, and sexual relationships with other women but may maintain a "visiting" relationship with men for the purposes of children and economics. To some, this might suggest that these women are what?
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