Intro to Sociology of Gender
What is gender and what would a sociology of it look like? When did gender become a category of inquiry and more importantly why? We will look at how the meaning and performance of gender changed over time, from Classical Greece to Victorian England, to the contemporary U.S. We will also look at how gender changes depending on one’s position in social space, e.g. one’s race, class, sexuality, and nationality. Finally, we will consider how the need to look at gender is the result of a variety of discourses, from psychoanalysis to capitalism to movements of liberation such as feminism. 2 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
- Fall 2011
- Atwater Dining 102(ATD 102)
- 1:55pm-2:45pm on Thursday (Sep 12, 2011 to Dec 9, 2011)
- Laurie Essig
- Social Sciences
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