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. 3 hrs. lect.
- Fall 2012
- Gifford LCT(GFD LCT)
- 8:40am-9:55am on Monday, Wednesday (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Laurie Essig
- Social Sciences
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CMP SOC
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