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Notes from the Chair: Notes on Teaching Anthropology

By Sallie Han

Teaching a course in the Anthropology of Reproduction in particular has presented itself as an opportunity – not only for my students, but also for myself – to read across the four fields of anthropology. This semester, I assigned the first chapter of Brigitte Jordan’s Birth in Four Cultures (in which she describes a biosocial approach to childbirth) with evolutionary anthropologist Wenda Trevathan’s “The Evolution of Bipedalism and Assisted Birth,” and Holly Dunsworth’s posts critiquing the obstetrical dilemma hypothesis on The Mermaid’s Tale blog ( and

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