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Sociology of Human Sexuality
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Fontdevila, Jorge. 2011. “Sociology of Human Sexuality”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, June. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


"For many people human sexuality evokes images of intimacy and privacy. This course will deconstruct these commonsensical notions. You will learn that human sexuality is inextricably social and therefore public. Think of sex, even sex in the bedroom, as a "public event" where various meanings and rituals, absent or present audiences, social controls, and...

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  1. To know the basic concepts and theories that study human sexuality from a sociological perspective.2. To recognize the wide variety of sexual desires, practices, and identities around the world.
  2. To gain further insight into controversial debates regarding sexuality in contemporary society.
  3. To reflect on how globalization is changing our sexual lives.

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