MANE 004 GENDER AND SOCIETY Solved Assignment 2020-21



Solved Assignment 2020-21

Total Marks: 100

Note: Attempt a total of five questions. All questions carry equal marks. The word limit for 20 marks question is 500 words, for 10 marks question, it is 250 words and for 5 marks question it is 125 words.

Attempt at least two questions from each section

MANE 004 GENDER AND SOCIETY  Solved Assignment 2020-21


1. Define gender? Critically examine the concepts of masculinity and femininity.

2. Discuss socialisation and examine critically the role of peers and school in the socialisation of a child.

3. Discuss family from the perspective of sexuality and heteronormativity. Give examples.

4. Discuss the role of Margaret Mead in contributing to the study of gender in anthropology.

5. Write short notes on any four of the following:

a. Transsexual bodies

b. Judith Butler

c. Domestic labour

d. Queer feminism

e. Bodies at menarche


1. What do you understand by ethnicity? How is ethnicity connected to gender? Discuss.

2. Discuss the role and identity of women in caste based societies.

3. Write about women’s participation in the social reform movements of the colonial period.

4. Describe and differentiate between any two of the following:

a. Paid and unpaid labour

b. Matriarchy and Patriarchy

c. Women in colonial and post-colonial India


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