This course examines the important role of gender in structuring culture, and how gender roles and ideologies vary around the world. Gender and place are studied as key components of culture; the influence of place on culturally constructed differences such as gender, class and ethnicity is examined at scales from personal space and roles within the family and larger society, to the manners in which international leaders make decisions about distribution and control of resources that shape men's and women's lives in different regions and countries.