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Seminar in the Sociology of Sex
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Brents, Barbara. 2011. “Seminar in the Sociology of Sex”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, June. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


"Today’s heated culture wars are largely fueled by struggles over sexuality, making sex a critical site for exploring political and cultural change in late capitalist societies. While sociology’s major questions have examined social change in the public sphere, new scholarship is examining how constructions of sexuality and the body have blurred...

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  1. "• To understand what is meant by the social construction of sexuality• To become acquainted with recent literature on the sociology of sexuality"
  2. "• To understand of the broad contours of construction of sexuality throughout history.• To understand the social, cultural, political and economic underpinnings of current debates on sexuality."
  3. "• To apply these understandings to predicting possible future directions of Western cultures’ views of sexuality.• To increase skills in writing, oral presentation, critical analysis, and developing your own research questions."

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