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Sociology of Sex

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B. Moodie

Course Long Title

Sociology of Sex


Sex is a sociological conundrum. It is deeply culturally scripted but also inescapably embodied and individual. Sex can be the perfect win-win proposition, providing gratuitous pleasure and social bonding. Yet sex can also be a disaster, bringing unwanted physical consequences and the most profound humiliation. This course explores a wide variety of work on sex from sociology and neighboring disciplines, including contemporary biological and psychological knowledge about human sex. The goal is a thoroughgoing and humane rethinking of taken-for-granted perspectives on this delightful and disturbing aspect of human experience.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

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Offering Frequency

One-time offering