Middlebury

ANTH 0337

Love, Sex, and Marriage

Love, Sex, and Marriage
What are the social terms for sexual agency in countries around the world? How is marriage understood through idealizations of romance as well as familial expectations of duty or status? In this course we consider how other cultures’ views on love, sex, and partnership are made legible and illegible within broader cultural, moral, and state interests. The course asks for in-depth participation, short weekly writings, and a longer final paper that each engage ethnographic works on a range of topics, from critical studies of love and globalization to queer kinmaking, rituals of the ‘lavish wedding,’ and everyday ways of hooking up and breaking up online. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Anthropology
Department:
Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP SOC
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS 0337

Sections in Spring 2022

Spring 2022

ANTH0337A-S22 Lecture (Bright)