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The central aim of this encyclopedia is to give the reader a comparative perspective on issues involving conceptions of gender, gender differences, gender roles, relationships between the genders, and sexuality.
Editor(s): Carol R. Ember , Melvin Ember
Edition: 1st
Articles: 110
Images: 15
People: 78

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Abaluyia

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Abaluyia are also known as Baluyia or Luyia, or by the alternative spelling Abaluhya/Luhya. During the colonial...

Abelam

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Abelam are also known as Abulas, Ambelam, Ambelas, Ambulas, and various subgroup names including Kamukundi, Mamukundi,...

Adolescence

INTRODUCTION This article constitutes an attempt to provide some illustrations of how the integration of biological and cultural factors is...

Armenians

ALTERNATIVE NAMES In Armenian, Armenia is called Hayastan and Armenians are known as Hai . LOCATION Armenia is a small (29,800 km...

Aymara

LOCATION The Aymara live throughout the rugged altiplano (high plain), a series of semiarid basins surrounding Lake Titicaca, in southern...

Bakairí

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Alternative names are Bacaeri, Bacaery, Bacairi, Bacayri, Bakaeri, Bakaery, and Bakaire. LOCATION The Bakairí are...

Bakkarwal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES An alternative name used in government records and some scholarly literature is Gujar-Bakkarwal. LOCATION The...

Balinese

LOCATION The Island of Bali is located in Indonesia. CULTURAL OVERVIEW Bali is famous for its rich, predominantly Hindu, culture....

Bamiléké

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Bamiléké is a collective term referring to the people of some 100 chiefdoms in the Western Province of Cameroon, and their...

Beng

ALTERNATIVE NAMES The name “Beng” is the term by which Beng people refer to themselves. Akan-speaking people usually call them the “Ngan” or...

Biological Bases of Sex Differences

INTRODUCTION A basic goal of biologists is to explain observed variation at many levels, including observed differences between and within...

Blackfoot

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Alternative names for the Blackfoot are Blackfeet, Siksika, Kainai, Blood Indians, Pikuni, Piegan, and Peigan. ...

Canela

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Alternative names are Canella, Kanela, Ramkókamekra, Rankokamekrá, Rancocamecra, Kapiekran, Mehim, but not Canelo (eastern...

Cherokee

ALTERNATIVE NAMES The Cherokee are Iroquoian-speaking people and call themselves Ani-Yun'wiya, the principal people. Cherokee, the name, is...

Chinese Americans

LOCATION Most early Chinese immigrants lived in Hawaii and California. In the early decades of the 20th century, the majority of Chinese...