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SOAN0191Y-F11

Intro to Sociology of Gender
Discussion

Introduction 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.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
90339

Course

SOAN0191

All Sections in Fall 2011

Fall 2011

SOAN0191A-F11 Lecture (Essig)
SOAN0191X-F11 Discussion (Essig)
SOAN0191Y-F11 Discussion (Essig)
SOAN0191Z-F11 Discussion (Essig)